Georgia Prayer in Public Schools Laws
Prayer in public schools was ruled unconstitutional -- a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment -- by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. But many states responded by authorizing a "moment of silence" or a time for "silent reflection" for students, which offers the space for silent prayer. Georgia prayer in public schools laws allow for a school-sponsored, 60-second period of "quiet reflection," which may include prayer or any other religious or non-religious practice.
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|Applicable Code Section||20-2-1050|
|What is Allowed?||Brief period of quiet reflection for up to 60 seconds|
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