Celebration of winter holidays in schools.

Authors: Senator James Smith, Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator R Michael Young

Co-authors: Senator James Tomes, Senator John Waterman

Sponsors: Representative Jeffrey Thompson

Digest

Provides that a school corporation may: (1) instruct students about the history of traditional winter celebrations; (2) allow the use of traditional greetings concerning the celebrations; and (3) display on school property scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations if certain conditions are met and the scenes or symbols do not include a message that encourages a particular religious belief. Requires the state board of education to develop guidelines to assist school corporations in developing appropriate instruction and displays.