The complaint was filed by a national group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
The Board met for approximately 30 minutes after which Superintendent Wilson issued a prepared statement to employees saying “The Bulloch County Board of Education has not changed or adopted any policies prohibiting the rights of school system employees to practice their constitutional rights of religious expression. However, there has been a recent reminder from me to school principals about established legal requirements to which we must adhere. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, along with subsequent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, addresses these rights and restrictions.”
Wilson’s statement also said that, “The Bulloch County Board of Education and Superintendent support the employees of this school system and their rights to express their beliefs and concerns. We also support community-based efforts to seek appropriate remedy to infringement, real or perceived, upon freedom of religious expression with the proper authorities. While we stand in support, we are bound to carry out our official duties.”
However, some members of the community concerned that teachers’ religious rights are being eroded, want the school board to change the policy.