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SB 18 - Authorizes a School District to Educate on Traditional Winter Celebrations - Alabama Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes a School District to Educate on Traditional Winter Celebrations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes school districts to educate students on the history of traditional winter celebrations.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school districts to educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations including, but not limited to, Christmas and Hanukkah (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes school districts to acknowledge traditional winter celebrations in ways that include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • The use of traditional winter celebration greetings;
    • The display of scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations; and
    • The organization of traditional holiday activities.
  • Requires districts acknowledging winter celebrations with a display or activity to include a disclaimer that the display or activity is not intended to represent an endorsement of adherence of any particular religion or religious belief by the school district (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits students and district staff from endorsing or encouraging a particular religion or religious belief when participating in traditional winter celebrations (Sec. 1).
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Title: Authorizes a School District to Educate on Traditional Winter Celebrations

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