NewsEducationEducation Policy / July 23, 2014

Complaint Ends Teacher Prayer In Indiana District

Associated Press
Complaint Ends Teacher Prayer In Indiana District

stock photo

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can't lead prayers during school-sponsored event.

The decision by the Vigo County School Corp. in Terre Haute follows a complaint made to the Freedom from Religion Foundation in May about a teacher leading a prayer to start a school awards banquet.

District superintendent Dan Tanoos tells the Tribune-Star (http://bit.ly/WBZniR ) that he'll continue to allow student-led prayers at events. He says he has previously allowed the teacher-led prayers but has to live within the law.

Freedom from Religion Foundation attorney Sam Grover says the group sent a letter to the school district because it believes public school teachers must remain neutral toward religion while in their official capacity.

 

 

Related News

Indiana May Add Honors For Bilingual Graduates
Indiana Universities Speak Out On Religious Freedom Law
School Intervention Overhaul Faces Increased Scrutiny