Idaho school district complies with FFRF (August 7, 2017)

FFRF has ensured that a school district in Twin Falls, Idaho, will keep religion out of its assemblies.

A district parent reported to FFRF that in February all district secondary schools in the Twin Falls School District held a mandatory student assembly featuring a guest inspirational speaker who referenced God and prayer as her source of support. Her presentation to students included a slide with a bible verse, Philippians 4:13. While FFRF Associate Counsel Elizabeth Cavell lauded the school district’s goal of motivating students, she reminded the district in a letter sent July 26 of its First Amendment obligations to neither advance nor promote religion as the speaker did.

The district assured FFRF that it would comply with the First Amendment and refrain from sponsoring assemblies with religious content in the future.


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