Fremont Schools Change On-site Religious Instruction Policy

FREMONT, Mich. (AP) – A school district in eastern Michigan is banning religious activities while classes are in session following a complaint from civil rights activists.

The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists says Fremont Public Schools has agreed to end monthly afternoon Bible study sessions at Daisy Brook Elementary School. Superintendent Ken Haggart told the group that clergy will no longer be allowed to offer or conduct religious instruction classes on school grounds.

The civil rights association had complained that the sessions violated a law banning religious activities on school property during school hours.

The group lodged a similar complaint against Cross Creek Charter Academy in Bryon Center. School officials also agreed to end religious practices there.

The civil rights association says it took action on behalf of concerned parents.

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