District court upholds exclusion of religious groups
FaithMV at AOL.COM
Sat Oct 31 13:51:14 PST 1998
How does this case stand up against the Equal Access Act of 1984? This Act
compels official recognition of a Bible Club by a school district if 1) the
school receives federal funds, 2) the school is a public secondary school, and
3) the school allows any noncurricular clubs to meet on campus. In Garnett v.
Renton School Dist. No. 403, 987 F.2d 641 (9th Cir. 1993), a Fed Ct App ruled
that the Equal Access Act must be complied with even in the face of a state
constitutional provision to the contrary. Wouldn't this certainly apply to a
local school policy?
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