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605.3 Teaching About Religion

The District is prohibited from using the curriculum to endorse any particular religion. The Board recognizes the key role religion has played in the history of the world and authorizes the study of religious history and traditions as part of the curriculum. Preferential or derogatory treatment of a single religion will not take place in the curriculum.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure the study of religion in the schools in keeping with the following guidelines:

  • the proposed activity must have a secular purpose;
  • the primary objective of the activity must not be one that advances or inhibits    religion; and
  • the activity must not foster excessive governmental entanglement with religion.


Approved: 11/14/67

Reviewed: 5/13/19

Revised: 1/10/11; 6/10/13