Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2270 - RELIGION IN THE CURRICULUM

An understanding of religions and their effects on civilization is essential to the thorough education of young people and to their appreciation of a pluralistic society. To that end, the curriculum may include instruction about the religions of the world as appropriate to the various ages and abilities of the students.

A religious consciousness has directed and permeated the arts, literature, music, and issues of morality. The instructional and resource materials approved for use in Corporation schools frequently contain religious references or deal with moral issues that have traditionally been the focus of religious concern. That such materials may be religious in nature shall not, by itself, bar their use by the Corporation. The Board directs that professional staff members employing such materials be neutral in their approach and avoid using them to advance or inhibit religion in any way.

No student shall be required to attend a course of study that interferes with the free exercise of his/her religion.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines regarding observances and activities which have religious overtones. Such guidelines are to be in compliance with State laws and First Amendment rights.

U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1