AU Stops Public-School Sponsorship of Baccalaureate and Prayers at School’s Official Graduation - Paris, KY

AU received a complaint that Paris High School organizes a baccalaureate service at a local church and that students were required to attend in order to graduate. The school’s normal graduation also featured an invocation and a benediction delivered by students. AU wrote to the school asking that it end its involvement with the baccalaureate, inform students that attendance at the service was not mandatory, and that it remove the prayers from its normal graduation ceremony. The school agreed to our requests.