Student Religious Rights: Survival Tips for School Boards:
You'll thank me for this! I came across this excellent article in the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Bulletin, and offer it here as a PDF download with their permission. This is the most concise, accurate and helpful resource I've ever read for dealing with religious expression issues.
Written by a friend of mine, Tom Hutton, a staff attorney for the National School Boards Association, this article summarizes remarks he offered to the Tennessee School Boards Association Summer Law Institute and includes seven important tips for school boards dealing with tensions in their district over religious expression issues
The tips he offers include:
Each are explained in more detail in the article. If every school board member read this article, we would have far less paralyzing conflicts in our communities and at the same time foster far more mutual respect beyond our differences.
Thanks again to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association who graciously offered us permission to post their article here.
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