Kentucky school educated on First Amendment (January 19, 2017)

Educators at Grant County Schools in Kentucky have been reminded of their responsibility to uphold the First Amendment’s requirement that they not proselytize religion.

FFRF was alerted to a published nativity display in the high school’s newsletter, accompanied with the phrase “Merry Christmas.” FFRF Managing Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert wrote to Superintendent Donald Ruberg on Jan. 17, asking that the school refrain from including religious iconography in their newsletters and that staff be reminded of their constitutional duty to remain neutral toward religion.

On Jan. 19, the attorney for Grant County Schools communicated that the superintendent would meet with the school district’s principals and let them know that the newsletter nativity was inappropriate and why.

Freedom From Religion Foundation