Florida School District Lifts Ban On The Bible, Says Liberty Institute

Students Permitted To Read Religious Books During Free Reading Time and Accelerated Reader® Program

May 19, 2014, 16:26 ET from Liberty Institute

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Attorneys with Liberty Institute received assurances from Broward County Public Schools that students are permitted to read their Bibles as a part of free reading time and during the Accelerated Reader® Program.  A copy of the school district's letter can be read here: www.libertyinstitute.org/file/Broward_Final_letter.pdf

Jeremiah Dys, Liberty Institute Senior Counsel, stated the following:

"Now the Broward County Public Schools says it will allow the Bible as part of the Accelerated Reader®  Program and recanted what Tracy Clark, its spokesperson, said to the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel on May 6, 2014.  We are pleased that they are now complying with the law and will allow students to read their Bible during free reading time and within the Accelerated Reader® program. We do not know if the teacher is in trouble with the school district, but we will continue to monitor this school system carefully to ensure that their actions toward student religious liberty continue match their words."

For more information on the Rubeo case, please visit LibertyInstitute.org/Rubeo.

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