Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The board recognizes that views and opinions regarding the relationship of the schools and religion are diverse. While community opinions are important in shaping policy, the board must give primary credence to the United States and Washington state constitutions, state law and the decisions made by the respective courts when establishing guidelines for making decisions regarding religious-related activities and practices. The board further accepts the declaration of the State Board of Education that “all students . . . possess the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion and to have their schools free from sectarian control or influence.” To this end, the superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to preserve the rights of all students within the framework of the respective constitutions.

Cross Reference:
Noncurriculum-related Student Groups - Policy 2153
Excused and Unexcused Absences Freedom of Expression - Policy 3220
Freedom of Assembly - Policy 3223
Student Dress - Policy 3224
Complaints Concerning Staff or Program - Policy 4220
Contests, Advertising and Promotions - Policy 4237
Public Performances - Policy 4235
Use of School Facilities - Policy 4260

Legal Reference:
First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment - U.S. Constitution
Art. I, § 11 - Wash. Constitution
Art. 9, Sec. 4 and Art. 26 - . Wash. Constitution
Students’ rights of religious expression- Duty of superintendent of public instruction to inform school districts - RCW 28A.600.025
School district rules defining students’ religious rights - WAC 392-400-227

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 1984
Revised by the Board: 11.85, 01.08
Classification: Priority