5350.00 | Religious Activities in the Schools

Religious Activities in the Schools. Teachers and administrators, when acting in those capacities, are representatives of the State of Idaho and are prohibited by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from soliciting or encouraging religious activity, participating in religious activity with students, discouraging religious activity because of its religious content and from soliciting or encouraging anti-religious activity. The schools play an active role with respect to teaching civic values and virtue, and the moral social code that holds us together as a community within the schools, and as a part of the large community of which we are a part. The fact that some of these values are also held by various religions does not make it inappropriate or unlawful to promote or teach them in school. (3-26-02)