John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

2270 - RELIGION IN THE CURRICULUM

The School Board has adopted a policy favoring the understanding of religions by the students of this Corporation and the contributions religions have made to the advancement of civilization. When developing or implementing any course of study in which religion is dealt with, the following guidelines should be followed:

 A.Course content can neither inhibit nor advance any religion.

 B.No devotional practices shall be permitted or requested of the students.

 C.The use of art, literature, and music descriptive of the religion is permitted.

 D.Students electing (or required) to participate may not be excused from selected portions of the course on the grounds that participation therein interferes with the free exercise of their religion.

 E.Complaints by students or the public regarding any such course of study will be handled in accordance with Board Policy 9130.

Course(s) of study including instruction on religions shall be subject to the same administrative reviews as other course material and may not be implemented without prior Board approval.

Instructional materials or activities containing religious references found in any of the writings, documents, or recordings described in I.C. 20-10.1-4-2.5(a) are not to be censored out of the material or activity nor is a student to be disciplined in any way for including any of the materials listed in the statute as a reference in a report or other student assignments.