TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can’t lead prayers during school-sponsored events.
The decision by the Vigo County School Corp. in Terre Haute follows a complaint made to the Freedom from Religion Foundation in May about a teacher leading a prayer to start a school awards banquet.
District superintendent Dan Tanoos tells the Tribune-Star that he’ll continue to allow student-led prayers at events. He says he has previously allowed the teacher-led prayers but has to live within the law.
Freedom from Religion Foundation attorney Sam Grover says the group sent a letter to the school district because it believes public school teachers must remain neutral toward religion while in their official capacity.