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BLOG: Pinellas County FFPS:
Faith, Freedom and Public School Education Workshop.
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These three blogs indicate the activity of and links to Faith,
Freedom & Public Schools
- Pinellas County,
FL School Board, (a.k.a. /Blog_FFPS_Educator
Workshop/ ) [This Faith,
Freedom & Public Schools (FFPS) activity
and Blog was discontinued because it's target has
been redirected to FL state authorities in # 3. below.]
for Teachers and Administrators, (a.k.a.
[This FFPS activity
began at the state level and became more relevant and more necessary as
a result of the FL legislature passing the Freedom Law in #
below, which became effective on July 1, 2017.
and Blog has been redirected with renewed interest
to #-3 below. ]
Religious Freedom in Public Schools Law.
As a result of this new law The Faith &
Freedom in Public Schools Workshop initiative
is highly valued and now more important for the FL school personnel;
and, so is the potential for awarding FL CEUs for the Workshop
or CEUs for its equivalent.
Related link: /Church
vs State Tyranny/
In the Hisways October
and again in November (here)
we advertised a new program by Dr. Eric Buechrer at Gateways to Better
Education. It is called Faith, Freedom and
Public School Education Workshop.
The Hisways newsletter suggested that we (parents and
take this new program to the local school board which we did on,
This page is a tracking news weblog page that monitors the
of Gateways' Workshop as we correspond with Dr. Grego,
Superintendent of Pinellas County School Board via email.
The results of this blog hopefully will
result in an annual Faith, Freedom and
Public School Education Workshop for
Pinellas County educators and a similar 1.5 hr. seminar for parents.
CURRENT reasons to have the 1st Amendment workshop
and avoid expensive law suits.
on Religious Freedom Are Not in Your Head: Hostility to
Religion in the U.S. Show 76 Percent Increase in Past 3
Years (Washington, DC) - [Family
Research Council] Today, Family Research
released Hostility to Religion: The Growing Threat to Religious
Liberty in America, a report documenting dozens of new incidents of
government hostility to religion in America in just the past three
years. The updated report, with 69 cases added since 2014,
finds a 76 percent increase in religious freedom violations since
the first edition. The report is available as a free download
High School Athletics Association bans prayer | Examiner.com
January 27, 2016
In Tampa Florida, the Florida High School Athletics Association seems
to have established itself as the arbiter of free speech when it comes
to public prayer at games sanctioned by the high school sports
organization. ... The FHSAA officials who apparently have no problem
with the religious connotations of a Hail Mary pass have informed
administrators from ...
state senator authors bill to allow Bible as classroom subject
Monday, January 26, 2015
| Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)|
An Oklahoma state senator has introduced a bill that would protect
public schools from lawsuits when the Bible is taught as history.
Mustang Public Schools shelved the idea of teaching the Bible as
history after two atheist groups claimed that would be
unconstitutional. The class would be an elective and not mandatory.
Sen. Kyle Loveless says the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled
unconstitutional and his bill would protect public schools
lawsuits. ... "The class on the Bible that deals with its historical
and literary effect on our nation and world is perfectly permitted
under the First Amendment," he claims, adding that it is not a
violation of church and state.
10/20/16, The School Board attorney is
not to thrilled about the program. We will try a different
try again at a later date.
Rejection email of the Faith, Freedom and
Public School Education Workshop from School Board
Attorney David Koperski speaking for Superintendent Dr.
Email of the Faith, Freedom and
Public School Education Workshop to:
Superintendent Dr. Michael A.
Grego (firstname.lastname@example.org) Pinellas County School Board as a
follow up to em1 seeking the progress or status of the FFPS
Introductory email to: Superintendent Dr. Michael A.
Grego (email@example.com) Pinellas County School Board following
presentation to the SB on 11/17/15. There was no reply or
- Gateways To Better Education home page and workshop
- Sonya L. March Esq. is an
affiliated attorney with Alliance
Defending Freedom (ADF)
and assisted the presentation at the Pinellas County School Board.
- Other Hisways USA, Inc. Blogs in the
- : Blog: FL's
Religious Expression Law. .. Religious
Expression in Public Schools, Senate Bill 436 (2017) - The Florida
Senate - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017. GENERAL
BILL by Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Steube ; Mayfield ; Stargel ;
Campbell ; Brandes ; Broxson | Religious Expression in Public
Schools; Citing this act as the "Florida Student and School
Personnel Religious Liberties Act"; prohibiting a school
district from discriminating against students, parents, or school
personnel on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression;
prohibiting penalty or reward for a student’s religious expression
in coursework, artwork, or other specified assignments; requiring a
school district to comply with the federal requirements in Title
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, etc. See
2017-74 < Complete 3
page PDF - EVERY STUDENT AND PARENT SHOULD READ IT, PRINT IT
AND CARRY IT. (If you don't want it
printed on 3
full size sheets, try printing these two pdf's on opposite sides of
1 page. ../2017-74FL-FreeExpressionInSchoolsPg1of2.pdf
and ../2017-74FL-FreeExpressionInSchoolsPg2of2.pdf .)
This law became effective on July 1, 2017.
CEUs for Faith, Freedom & Public School Education
(CEUs Presented to some FL state representatives.)
Pinellas County FFPS: Faith, Freedom & Public School
Workshop. (Presented to the Pinellas County School
- 04/27/16, (PCSB-Wkshop
Rejection email of the Faith, Freedom and Public
Education Workshop from the School Board Attorney.
How many other Florida school board attorneys have the same
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State Laws http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/
1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights
Guidelines on religious expression; distribution
1003.42 Required instruction
1003.421 Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
1003.44 Patriotic programs; rules
1003.45 Permitting study of the Bible and religion;
permitting brief meditation period