Texas school districts are scrambling to interpret a state law that requires public schools to incorporate Bible Literacy into the curriculum.
The legislature provided little guidance when it passed the law in 2007. The law allows for bible courses to be offered as an elective starting in the 2009-2010 school year. And it directs the state Board of Education to adopt curriculum standards that do not run afoul of the constitutional separation of church and state.
Some school districts are offering an elective class while others are working it into current classes. Currently Lubbock ISD is studying the possibility of creating an elective class. Lubbock ISD is also waiting for curriculum and guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
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