Florida School District Agrees to Allow Equal Access to Religious Student Clubs

Florida School District Agrees to Allow Equal Access to Religious Student Clubs

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Written by Don Byrd
Responding to a lawsuit from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Florida’s Lake County School District has agreed not to treat religious groups differently than other student clubs. Via Religion Clause, the group claimed they were not given equal access to school communication systems, graduation honors, and yearbook presence, among other limitations.

The school previously divided non-academic clubs into “co-curricular” and “non-curricular,” offering different rules for non-curricular clubs, which included religious clubs. A consent decree will end that practice and the lawsuit with an admission that FCA’s constitutional rights were violated, if the court approves the settlement.

See the South Lake Press report for local coverage.