Teacher-led religious club disbanded in a Texas (March 5, 2019)

An unconstitutional, teacher-led religious club was disbanded in a Texas district following FFRF’s persistent interference.

A local community member reported that a teacher at C.C. Hardy Elementary School had been organizing, promoting and leading “Kats for Christ,” an explicitly Christian club, at the school.

In addition to multiple staff members being involved in starting and organizing the club, the school’s official Twitter account has been used for its promotion.

FFRF Associate Counsel Sam Grover wrote to Superintendent Tim Harkrider, reminding him that the district must not allow teachers to use public schools to proselytize. “Given that the ‘Kats for Christ’ club was conceived of by district employees and that district employees run the club on campus, the club is far too entangled with the school to be allowed to continue,” Grover noted.

Our complainant has since reported that the club has been disbanded at the school and is no longer meeting.

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