Student screening moved from church (April 29, 2015)

The Tea Area School District, Tea, S.D., will end its practice of holding a mandatory kindergarten screening at a local church. In an April 9 letter of complaint, Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott wrote, “This practice forces parents and children, who may be of varying faiths or none at all, to enter a Christian house of worship in order to be screened to attend public school.”

Superintendent Jennifer Lowery replied April 29 that the screening would be moved to a district facility.

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