Against schools accommodating for religious observances

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Although the Equal Access Act applies only to our middle and high schools, other federal law extends these principles to our elementary schools.

Parents should be informed of the student's responsibility to make up work missed during the religious absence.

Students may return to school to take their usual bus transportation home.

Principals will apply the usual sign out and sign in rules when processing such requests.

The request for building space during the school day should not be granted if it would disrupt instruction or class operations, cannot be properly supervised, cannot be accommodated at the requested time or location, or would require changes in student or school schedules.

Staff members may volunteer to provide supervision of student prayer sessions but may not be required to reduce their duty-free lunch period or planning time for such an additional responsibility.

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