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Windebank v. Academy School District #20
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Windebank v. Academy School District #20

Last Updated: 6/2/2020

Overview

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.

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Biographies

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.

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.

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