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July 17, 2012
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District drafts level-headed policy

There are few subjects as sensitive as religion in public schools. When people feel their personal beliefs are under attack, or, conversely, that others are trying to impose their belief system upon them, the resistance can be as hot and fierce as wildfire.

We didn't see any such reaction following last week's article about the Douglas County School District's new policy regarding religious beliefs and customs in the classroom. This lack of reaction we credit to the district's levelheadedness in drafting the policy.

Basically, the district recycled the findings of a 1980 federal case that balanced the First Amendment's prohibition …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 17, 2012 02:00PM Published Jul 17, 2012 01:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.