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6:255 Assemblies and Ceremonies

Assemblies must be approved by the Building Principal and be consistent with the District's educational objectives. 
While the District respects an individual’s brief, quiet, personal religious observance(s), it shall not endorse or otherwise promote invocations, benedictions, and group prayers at any school assembly, ceremony, or other school-sponsored activity.

LEGAL REF.:  Lee v. Weisman, 505 U.S. 577(1992).
Santa Fe Independent Sch. Dist. V. Doe, 530 U.S.290 (2000).
Kennedy v. Bremerton Sch. Dist., 142 S. Ct. 2407 (2022).
Jones v. Clear Creek Independent Sch. Dist., 930 F.2d. 416(5th Cir. 1991), cert. granted judgment vacated, 505 U.S 1215 (1992), remand, 977 F.2d 963, reh’g denied, 983 F.2d 234 (5th Cir. 1992) and cert. denied, 508 U.S. 967 (1993).

CROSS REF.:  6:70 (Teaching About Religion); 6:80 (Teaching About Controversial Issues)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:  September 13, 2021
April 10, 2023