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Decking the School's Halls: A Legal Update on Religion in Public Schools

December 4, 2012
7:45 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Speakers: Rebecca Rudnick Santiago, Thomas B. Mooney

December 4, 2012
7:45 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Shipman & Goodwin, Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103

During this workshop we will discuss the legal issues regarding religion in the public schools. We will discuss the timely subject of religious and holiday displays in school and the extent to which the upcoming holidays may be celebrated as part of classroom activities. We will also review the general responsibilities of local and regional boards of education in maintaining a respectful school environment with regard to religion.

As part of this discussion, we will highlight the constitutional issues that impact religion in the schools on a broader scale.

Workshop Topics

  • Religious and holiday displays;
  • Holiday classroom activities;
  • Responsibilities of local and regional boards of education; and
  • Constitutional issues.


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