ACLU Looking Into Outside Groups at KY Schools

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has sent open records requests to all 174 public school superintendents in the state seeking information about how outside organizations and people are granted access to elementary schools during school hours to distribute religious or other literature to students.

ACLU of Kentucky Executive Director Michael Aldridge said in a statement that government officials cannot allow public schools to be used to promote one religion over another.

The records request said schools throughout the state have allowed Gideons International into classrooms to distribute religious literature directly to students in violation of state law.

With the letter, the ACLU of Kentucky asked district superintendents to ensure that the issue is addressed prior to next school year.

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