“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.
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.