This bill provides voluntary religious expression for students in public schools. It provides schools with the freedom to organize religious groups and activities. It also ensures a student's right to talk about religion in their classwork and in the classroom.
In the bill public schools shall provide a limited public forum for students at non-graduation and graduation ceremonies.
“That public forum might take different views from different people but if will be the freedom of expression for that student in that limited form for graduations and non-graduations, like football games,” said Governor Bryant.
The bill also requires public schools to issue a disclaimer that prayers in the public forum are not state sanctioned prayers.
“This is not the violation of any clause of establishment of religion, the state is not about the business of establishing a religion, but we are about making sure we protect the religious freedoms of all students and adults whenever we can.”