Bill seeks high-school credits for church classes

Friday, January 17, 2014

Public high-school students could get two class credits for off-campus religious education they attend during regular school hours under a bill passed yesterday by the Ohio House of Representatives.

The bill passed by a 78-15 vote would give school boards authority to excuse students from school to receive religious instruction with parental permission in classes conducted at churches or other parties at no cost to the schools.

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