IGAC: Teaching About Religion

I: Instructional

The School Act requires that all schools: "...must be conducted on strictly secular and non-sectarian principles...The highest morality must be inculcated, but no religious dogma or creed is to be taught."  The Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) subscribes to the principle of secular and non-sectarian public schools and directs that no religious indoctrination of any kind be permitted in the district's schools.

Note: The Board is on record as supporting the deletion of required religious exercises in public schools and proposes instead the inclusion of study of world religions in the basic curriculum (Board action of 1971, 1973, 1981 March 02).

DMT Responsibility: D-CES

Cross References: 
AC: Non-discrimination; IIAD: Special Interest Materials
Adopted Date: 
Wednesday August 01, 1990
Revision Date: 
Sep 1994