Religious program ends at Illinois school (February 3, 2017)

FFRF took action to end a partnership between the Decatur Public Schools District in Illinois and two local churches after learning of a constitutional violation.

The school district had partnered with Glad Tidings Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church for six half-day retreats at the churches. FFRF Legal Fellow Ryan Jayne wrote to the district’s administrators on Dec. 21, 2016, reminding them that public schools may not advance or promote religion.

The school district’s attorney contacted FFRF early this February to inform the organization that the partnership program with the churches had been suspended and cancelled for the next year.

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