Graduation prayers ended (February 10, 2016)

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District will no longer include prayers at graduation ceremonies.

FFRF objected to the practice in a Jan. 14 letter. “The Supreme Court has continually struck down prayers at school-sponsored events, including public school graduations,” Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel wrote to the district.

On Feb. 10, the district said that “steps have been taken to ensure that prayers or prayer-like speeches are not held at school-sponsored activities in the future.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation