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COMMUNITY GIVES $2 MILLION FOR BIBLE COURSES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Bible in the Schools presents community gift to fully fund Hamilton County Schools for 4,737 Bible History students for 2021-2022 academic year. No tax dollars are used.
HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS' PUBLIC SCHOOL BIBLE HISTORY TEACHERS
2021-2022 Academic Year
BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
Mr. Ben Pitts, Mr. Tom Glenn (Chairman), Mrs. Cathy Scott, Mr. Chris Maclellan, Dr. Gary Phillips, Mrs. Mary Coleman, Mr. Bart Rolen. Not Pictured: Mr. Bruce Zeiser (Vice Chairman), Mr. Mike Harrell, Mr. John Henegar (Treasurer).
31 PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFER BIBLE HISTORY FOR 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR
Over 5,000 students expected to complete Bible History elective courses in 2022-2023 academic year.
HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN 100TH YEAR OF OFFERING BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES
(Genesis, 6th; Exodus, 7th; Life of Jesus, 8th; Old Testament Bible History, 9th - 12th; New Testament Bible History, 9th - 12th)
GROWING BIBLICAL AND CULTURAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
Bible History elective courses develop biblical and cultural literacy, a component essential to a well-rounded education and the overall development of the rising generation.
GROWING BIBLICAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
While wrestling with essential questions around complex text, Bible History elective courses broaden a student's educational experience.

Bible History elective classes in the public schools are an opportunity for students to have a viewpoint neutral, foundational study – at no cost to taxpayers – of one of the cornerstone texts of world history, which helps students become culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world.

"Thank you for this because some kids can’t afford a Bible so they can read them here. I like it that kids who don’t have that much money can still connect with the Bible."

- Bible History student, Hamilton County Schools

IMPACT STORIES

MEASURABLE IMPACT

"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."

  – Dr. Justin Robertson, 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.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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.