Education and Schools

Federal guidelines on religion in public schools issued by the U.S. Department of Education:

Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools - January 2003


Public schools must certify compliance annually with their state department of education. Each state must report noncomplying schools by April 15. Schools that do not comply with the guidelines may lose federal funding. Complaints regarding schools not complying with the federal guidelines should be filed with your state and the U.S. Department of Education. For addresses of each state education department, click here.