Spartanburg School District 7 has won a federal case that allows high school students to earn elective credit in an off-campus religious course.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in its opinion said the program “properly accommodated religion without establishing it,” acting within the First Amendment.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation sued in 2009.
“We are very pleased by the outcome,” says Dr. Russell W. Booker, superintendent of Spartanburg County School District No. 7. “We are especially pleased that the Court recognized that the District has conscientiously complied with the Constitution in carrying out its mission of educating Spartanburg’s children.”
South Carolina is the only state with a law specifically allowing the off-campus religious credit