A religious club meeting at a Georgetown school has gotten statewide attention after school officials there halted its meetings at the local high school. The school superintendent in Georgetown County Wednesday clarified where the confusion lay over a local club’s right to meet on campus.
Georgetown County School District officials say the students at Georgetown High School are allowed to pray in school, only if certain rules are abided by. The procedures that were announced Tuesday allow students to form a prayer club. Last week, reports say the high school stopped a longtime practice of a local woman inviting students to pray at the school. She also delivered religious literature to the students. Americans United for Separation of Church and State complained about the practices. A club is allowed to meet only if any student can participate, there must be a faculty sponsor, and all club activities have to be led by students.