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Community Gives $1.8 Million for Bible Courses in Public Schools
Bible in the Schools presents community gift to fully fund Hamilton County Schools for 4,615 Bible History students for 2020-2021 academic year. No tax dollars are used.
HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS' PUBLIC SCHOOL BIBLE HISTORY TEACHERS
2021-2022 Academic Year
BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
Mr. Ben Pitts, Mr. Tom Glenn (Chairman), Mrs. Cathy Scott, Mr. Chris Maclellan, Dr. Gary Phillips, Mrs. Mary Coleman, Mr. Bart Rolen. Not Pictured: Mr. Bruce Zeiser (Vice Chairman), Mr. Mike Harrell, Mr. John Henegar (Treasurer).
29 PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFER BIBLE HISTORY FOR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR
Over 4,600 students expected to complete Bible History elective courses in 2021-2022 academic year.
HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN 100TH YEAR OF OFFERING BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES
(Genesis, 6th; Exodus, 7th; Life of Jesus, 8th; Old Testament Bible History, 9th - 12th; New Testament Bible History, 9th - 12th)
GROWING BIBLICAL AND CULTURAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
Bible History elective courses develop biblical and cultural literacy, a component essential to a well-rounded education and the overall development of the rising generation.
GROWING BIBLICAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
While wrestling with essential questions around complex text, Bible History elective courses broaden a student's educational experience.

Bible History elective classes in the public schools are an opportunity for students to have a viewpoint neutral, foundational study – at no cost to taxpayers – of one of the cornerstone texts of world history, which helps students become culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world.

"I honestly feel that this is one of the best classes to find yourself."

- Bible History student, Hamilton County Schools

IMPACT STORIES

measurABLE impact

“Hamilton County Schools is committed to providing students with a world-class education, which includes making sure they develop abroad understanding of the events, writings, and ideas that have shaped Western society and culture.”   – Dr. Bryan Johnson, Former Superintendent, Hamilton County Schools

IS IT LEGAL?

Yes. In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled:   It certainly may be said that the Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities. Nothing we have said here indicates that such study of the Bible or of religion, when presented objectively as part of a secular program of education, may not be effected consistently with the First Amendment.

community support

Bible History elective courses are funded entirely by the charity and generosity of thousands of donors. Charitable donations through Bible in the Schools, a 501(c)(3), cover the complete cost of the Hamilton County Schools' Bible History program, including Bible History teacher compensation, curriculum, professional development, Bible textbooks, classroom supplies, and other resources. No taxpayer dollars are used.