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603.7 TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION

The school district is required to keep the practice of religion out of the school curriculum.  The board recognizes the key role religion has played in the history of the world and authorizes the study of religious history and traditions as part of the curriculum.  Preferential or derogatory treatment of a single religion will not take place.

 

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the study of religion in the schools in keeping with the following guidelines:

 

  • the proposed activity must have a secular purpose;
  • the primary objective of the activity must not be one that advances or inhibits religion; and
  • the activity must not foster excessive governmental entanglement with religion.

 

Students who are allowed to be excluded from a program or activity which violates their religious beliefs shall be required to do an alternate supervised activity or study.  The superintendent shall determine the alternate activity or study for that student.

 

 

 

 

Approved January 11,1999                                      

Reviewed  April 14, 2008

Revised June 10, 2015