5350.04 | Private Religious Speech

Private religious speech by students is allowed. For example, students may engage in oral discussions of religious beliefs, private individual or group prayer, saying grace before a meal, private reading of religious scriptures or texts, and they may invite other students to participate in religious activities taking place elsewhere. Student religious groups at the District's secondary schools have the same right of access to school facilities as other comparable student groups. Under the Federal Equal Access Act, non-curriculum-related clubs, including religious clubs, may meet on the premises of a school during non-instructional times. (3-26-02)