– Dr. Justin Robertson, Superintendent, Hamilton County Schools
"We very much appreciate the support we receive from Bible in the Schools that provides an elective course opportunity for many of our students in grades 6-12. Thanks to the generosity of the group and its supporters, our unique partnership has been in place for 100 years, and we look forward to continuing our joint work to serve Hamilton County students in the future."
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 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 teacher compensation, curriculum, professional development, Bible textbooks, classroom supplies, and other resources. No taxpayer dollars are used.