Catoosa County Upholds Previous Supreme Court Decision

In 2009, the Catoosa County Board of Education affirmed a recent decision by the superintendent to prohibit the display of posters with bible verses on the football field during school games. Superintendent Reece ordered this practice discontinued to avoid violating the First Amendment, a principle that had previously been established by the Supreme Court's decision in Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe. Parents reacted to this news by threatening legal action and a local high school set up a free speech zone for students to display messages. Prior to the Board of Education's decision, the ACLU of Georgia sent a demand letter to the Board of Education and is prepared to help the school system defend its decision to comply with the Constitution going forward.

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