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PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends Constitution to require at least one minute of silence, at the beginning of school day, during which kindergarten through 12th grade students can choose to openly pray or not pray. Prohibits discrimination against students who exercise religious freedom in public schools. Provides that the Bible is a recognized source of history and students may base reports on it. Mandates daily opportunity for students to recite Pledge of Allegiance and requires retention of the word "God" in the pledge. Requires publication of measure's provisions in student handbooks. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in public schools incurring some minor, primarily one-time costs to make information available to the public. These costs probably could be absorbed within existing school budgets.
Carl Towe, 2908 E. Whitmore Ave., #H-204, Ceres, Ca 95307 (209) 556-0522; Benjamin Lopez, P.O. Box 141, Montclair, Ca 91763 (909) 626-8969
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Prayer In Public Schools. California Initiative 882 (2000).