Several local school districts are being asked to rewrite policies in their handbooks that a nonprofit law center says prohibit students from discussing religion, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.
Fifty-five school districts in Pennsylvania were sent letters claiming their policies violate the constitutional right of students to freely express their religious beliefs, according to TribLIVE. Among them were the Pine-Richland, Hampton, Wilkinsburg, Mt. Lebanon, Oil City, Neshannock, Big Beaver, Avella, Trinity and Slippery Rock school districts.
Independence Law Center is threatening to sue over the policies if they aren’t changed by Feb. 21, TribLIVE reported.