Wausau school system drafting policy on religious music - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Wausau school system drafting policy on religious music

Posted:

WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Wausau public schools leaders plan to put together an official policy regarding the performance of religious music at district events, after students and others rebelled against efforts in the fall to limit such music.

A committee will gather input on the issue, according to a report in Daily Herald Media, with committee members including parents, students, music teachers and religious leaders.

The district has had no official policy on religious music, but instead relied on an administrative rule to "seek balance, respect and sensitivity toward all cultures and beliefs."

In October, district leaders tried to limit performances of sacred songs by the Wausau West High School Master Singers, a choral group known for its holiday performances. Hundreds of people attended a meeting, with most opposing a limit on Christian songs. The Wausau School Board backed away from that move, as well as one to switch some elementary schools' holiday concerts to the spring.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.