Sep 19, 2011
Date Resolved

AU received a complaint that a choral teacher at a Virginia Beach high school had arranged a mandatory choral performance of four religious songs at her church’s Sunday-morning worship service. AU wrote a letter to the district superintendent, principal, and school board, explaining that requiring students to attend and participate in religious services is impermissible under the Establishment Clause. A few hours after receiving AU’s letter, the District's attorney informed AU that the performance at the church had been cancelled.