Lamar County school employees to keep prayer out of classrooms

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) –
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.

WDAM
9/9/15