FFRF stops unconstitutional prayers at Kansas High School (December 18, 2017)

A concerned parent reported to FFRF that the principal of Oskaloosa Junior/Senior High School in Kansas had led students, parents and faculty in a prayer at the 2017 Fall Athletic Banquet, which was held to recognize all of the students who were in sports and activities for the fall semester. Additionally, it was reported that the school’s Veterans Day event included prayer.

In a letter sent on Dec. 15 to Oskaloosa Public Schools Superintendent Jon Pfau, FFRF Legal Fellow Chris Line informed the district that it is unlawful for any school-sponsored event to include prayer.   

Pfau called Line on Dec. 18 assuring FFRF that there will be no more school-sponsored prayer in the future.

Freedom From Religion Foundation