As The Webster Parish School System implements religious expression policy, legislature considers a different option

Rowland, Johnson talk policies

As reported last week, the Webster Parish School Board passed a new policy to govern student and employee religious expression Monday, April 16. This nine-page policy was adopted in response to litigation against the board from the American Civil Liberties Union that has been ongoing since December 2017.

“We recognized that some of the practices that we were doing at our schools did not fall within the guidelines of what the Constitution allows,” said Johnny Rowland, school system superintendent. “Because of that, the board


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