High Point, NC

The principal of a North Carolina elementary school sent out a letter to parents advertising a Bible-based tutoring program and encouraging parents to enroll their students in that program. AU wrote to the school district and explained that it is unconstitutional for a school official to endorse a religious program. The district’s attorney acknowledged the violation and informed us that the district had educated the principal on his responsibilities, that the letter would be discontinued, and that the principal would be required to send a retraction to all the parents who had received the original letter.