Fairless Hills, PA

For the third consecutive year, officials at Bucks County Technical High School scheduled the school’s graduation ceremony to take place in the sanctuary of a local Christian church, where graduating students are seated directly below an enormous cross. In a letter to the school, AU objected to the practice, and requested that the ceremony be relocated, or that, at a minimum, religious iconography be covered. School officials responded favorably, agreeing to find a secular location for future graduations, and taking steps to make religious iconography less visible during this year’s commencement ceremony, which could not be relocated on such short notice. In 2009 AU learned that school officials voted to move the graduation ceremonies to a commercial arena.