7460 -- Students
SUBJECT: CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED PRAYER IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In accordance with the most recent Guidance Document
issued by the U.S. Department of Education implementing the requirements of
the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Board of Education affirms the
responsibilities of the School District, consistent with applicable
statutory/case law pertaining to the First Amendment of the United States
Constitution, to allow students and staff to engage in constitutionally
protected prayer within the District schools.
Accordingly, no Board
of Education policy shall prevent, or otherwise deny participation in,
constitutionally protected prayer in District schools, consistent with the
Guidance Document and applicable law as enumerated above.
rescinds any other policy that may be inconsistent with the mandates of this
policy, which shall supersede any and all Board policies to the contrary.
United States Constitution, First Amendment
Secondary Education Act of 1965,as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act
of 2001, Section 9524
Equal Access Act, 20 United States Code (USC)
NOTE: Refer also to Policy #8360 -- Religious
Expression in the Instructional Program
Date: November 13, 2007
Revised: September 2010