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School Board takes a stand on prayer

The Calhoun County School Board is taking a stand against efforts to eliminate prayer at school functions. As reported in the Sept. 14 issue, Superintendent Tommy McClellan recently spoke with legal counsel at the Superintendent’s Association regarding the matter. Attorney Joy Frank advised her interpretation is the school district can in no way be involved in religious activities at school-sponsored events. She said she understood that pertained to school-sponsored prayer, student-led prayer, and even a PA system announcement calling for a moment of silence. School Board members voted unanimously at a special meeting last week to continue prayer at school functions. “That’s the way I felt all the time,” says Superintendent McClellan. “But it has to be a School Board decision. I think the community is behind it.”

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