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Youth/Children's Worker
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of May 12

The Equal Access Act

Introduction

This lesson introduces the issue of The Equal Access Act. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

A group of Christian students at a public high school would like to meet for prayer and Bible study one morning each week in a vacant classroom prior to the start of the school day. The school principal denies the request. Do the students have a legal right to meet?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

The federal Equal Access Act states that public school property may be used during non-instructional hours by students for religious purposes if non-curriculum-related student groups are permitted to use school property during non-instructional hours.

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