Religion in Public Schools Overview
School officials, parents and students — as well as lawyers and judges - wrestle with these questions every day. However, clear standards and guidance at times can be elusive. This presentation will help provide a roadmap through this difficult terrain.
Every December, public school students, parents, teachers and administrators face the difficult task of acknowledging the various religious and secular holiday traditions celebrated during that time of year. This presentation is designed to inform members of the public school community about the current state of the law regarding constitutionally permissible religious holiday observance in the public schools, as well as ways to strive for programs which are sensitive and inclusive of all students, educators and staff members.