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Good Friday School Reminder

As you celebrate Easter week, we want to remind you that Texas law protects your religious freedom at school and Texas Values is constantly fighting on your behalf to safeguard your First Amendment rights. 

In previous years, controversy has erupted because of concern that some Texas school districts would not give excused absences to students who were observing Good Friday. Some schools have tried in the past to make Good Friday an official makeup day for their school districts, or have requested documentation of how a student chooses to exercise their holy day observance before excusing them.

Texas law requires that schools provide an “excused” absence for students who observe a religious holy day, like Good Friday. Texas law does not say that a child has to attend a specific religious event.

Read more about your religious freedom rights on our blog post on this issue.

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