School Board Considers Religion Policy

February 11, 2010

Author: Mike Wilder

Source: The Times-News

The Alamance-Burlington Board of Education will consider a policy that would create detailed procedures relating to religion in schools.

Ann Majestic, an attorney who advises the school board, said the proposed policy would be a tool to help school system employees comply with court rulings about what is allowed and what is not permitted in a school setting.

Majestic said the Alamance-Burlington system lacks a comprehensive policy school employees can rely on in making decisions.

“Every year school principals are faced with the question of ‘What can we do and what can we not do?’” she said. The proposed policy is “guidance about what the courts are saying is permissible and not permissible.”

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