School board ends meeting prayer (July 30, 2015)

The North Lebanon (Pa.) School Board has stopped praying at its meetings. Prayers were recited even though students were typically present at meetings and a student representative attended each meeting.

“Federal courts, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Pennsylvania, have struck down school board practices that include this religious ritual,” wrote Staff Attorney Madeline Ziegler on May 1.

A July 30 reply from school counsel Howard Klein said the board had stopped praying before meetings.

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