Lamar County school employees to keep prayer out of classrooms

Employees in the Lamar County School District are expected to keep prayer and religion out of the classroom, according to an e-mail from Superintendent Tess Smith.

The e-mail sent to employees Wednesday afternoon came after the district removed a middle school teacher’s prayer request board from her classroom after a humanist organization in Washington, D.C. filed a complaint.

“After consultation with our board attorney and discussion with the LCSD board, a decision has been made to remove the prayer request board (at Oak Grove Middle School),” Smith’s e-mail read.