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6:70 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 religion, religious belief, or to religion in general.  The study of religions shall be treated as academic subject with no emphasis on the advancement or practice of religion. 

LEGAL REF.: School District 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 REF.: 6:20 (School Year Calendar and Day), 6:40 (Curriculum Development), 6:60 (Curriculum Content), 6:255 (Assemblies and Ceremonies)

ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
August 22, 2022