Tuba City School District in Arizona will not longer have prayer at graduation (January 18, 2019)

Tuba City Unified School District #15 will no longer allow prayer at its graduation ceremonies.

FFRF was informed that Tuba City Junior High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony included an opening prayer led by a student. FFRF Associate Counsel Elizabeth Cavell wrote to Superintendent Sharlene Navaho, stating that unconstitutional religious rituals should not be part of graduation ceremonies or any other school-sponsored events.

The superintendent responded to FFRF’s complaint with assurances that “religious prayers will not be permitted at [their] graduation ceremonies.

Freedom From Religion Foundation