Section 6:70

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May 2022

Instruction

Teaching About Religions

The School District’s curriculum may include the study of religions as they relate to geography, history, culture, and the development of various ethnic groups. The study of religions shall give neither preferential nor derogatory treatment to any single religious belief or to religion in general. The study of religions shall be treated as an academic subject with no emphasis on the advancement or practice of religion.

LEGAL REFERENCE
  • School Dist. of Abington Twp v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963).
  • Allegheny County v. ACLU Pittsburgh Chapter, 492 U.S. 573, 109 S.Ct. 3086, 106 L.Ed.2d 472 (1989).
CROSS REFERENCE
  • Section 6:20 (School Year Calendar and Day)
  • Section 6:40 (Curriculum Development)
  • Section 6:60 (Curriculum Content)
  • Section 6:255 (Assemblies and Ceremonies)
ADOPTED February 2017
REVIEW HISTORY September 2022