Saturday, November 03, 2012
No Florida Schools Have Used New Authority For Student-Led Inspirational Messages
As previously reported, last March Florida's legislature, at the urging of school prayer proponents, passed a new law authorizing school districts to adopt policies permitting inspirational messages to be composed and delivered by students at student assemblies. The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel today reports that so far no school board in the state has implemented the new authority. Immediately after the governor signed the bill, the ACLU and ADL wrote every school board in the state promising to sue if they adopted rules permitting student prayer. The Florida Association of School Boards advised districts not to move ahead with implementation, since doing so would open them to litigation.