It is my understanding that the high school principal and other administrators initiated a meeting with an imam seeking advice on how the school could be more tolerant and accommodate Muslim students in fulfilling their cultural and religious obligations. Based on this meeting, Ramadan prayer rooms were made available to Muslim students to fulfill their religious obligations privately, during the school day on the Shen campus. Did these same administrators meet with religious leaders from other faith communities and implement their suggestions in the same manner? If not, the school district is favoring one religion above all other. Unconstitutional. The reasonable solution is to allow all students permission to leave campus to fulfill their religious obligations at home or within their faith community.

Written by on June 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Actually yes. Several years ago the district brought together a number of religious leaders to help create the Religious Observances and Instructional-Related Activities policy 8630 and regulation 8360R