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Windebank v. Academy School District #20

Windebank v. Academy School District #20

Last Updated 7/25/2022

Summary

Academy School District #20 policies and procedures defined “open time” in numerous places as consisting of lunchtime and the seminar period, an open period of the day equivalent to recess when students were free to spend time together, text on their phones, or discuss any other topic. Nonetheless, school officials claimed the “separation of church and state” required a ban on prayer and religious discussion during that period and that students could only engage in religious speech before or after school.

Legal Documents

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Trial Court
6/3/2015
Trial Court
11/7/2014

Biographies

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Matt Sharp
Matt Sharp
Senior Counsel, State Government Relations National Director
Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the Center for Legislative Advocacy.
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Jeremy Tedesco
Jeremy Tedesco
Senior Counsel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Engagement
Jeremy Tedesco serves as senior counsel and senior vice president of communications for Alliance Defending Freedom.