School District Scraps Prayers at Graduation and Endorsement of Baccalaureate Ceremony at AU’s Urging - Erie, PA

AU received a complaint that Northwestern Senior High invites a clergyperson to deliver an invocation and benediction at its graduation ceremonies, and that the school advertises a religious baccalaureate service for graduates using its website. AU wrote to the school district to ask that it remove prayer from its graduation ceremony and that the school end all involvement with advertising or planning the baccalaureate service. The school district agreed to both requests.