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Tennessee Law Subordinates School Athletics Schedule to Religious Holy Days

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New Tennessee Law Requires Religious Holy Day Accommodation For School Athletics: This law gives students’ religious observances priority over athletic schedules.  The new law provides: “A local education agency, local school board, school, educator, or employee or the employee’s representative may not require a student to attend a school athletic event, or event related to participation on a school athletic team, if the event is on an official school holiday, observed day of worship, or religious holiday.” The sponsor of a parallel measure in the state House of Representatives appears to understate the mandatory excusal requirement of the law.  From Forbes:
Tennessee Law First To Address Sports Parents’ Desires To Sit Kids For Religious And School Holidays

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