Humble, TX

AU learned that the superintendent of a Texas school district participated in a National Day of Prayer breakfast in his official capacity, and that he had invited a choir and color guard from two of the schools in his district to participate in the same event. We wrote to the district and explained that both the participation of the superintendent in his official capacity and the coercion of students to participate in a religious event violate the Constitution. We received a response from the district’s attorney, who promised that the superintendent would only take part in future National Day of Prayer events as a private citizen and that district officials would not invite students to attend or participate.