Indiana Code Title 20. Education § 20-30-5-4.5




Sec. 4.5. (a) In order that:

(1) the right of each student to the free exercise of religion is guaranteed within the schools;  and

(2) the freedom of each student is subject to the least possible coercion from the state either to engage in or to refrain from religious observation on school grounds;

the governing body of each school corporation shall establish the daily observance of a moment of silence in each classroom or on school grounds.

(b) During the moment of silence required by subsection (a), the teacher responsible for a classroom shall ensure that all students remain seated or standing and silent and make no distracting display so that each student may, in the exercise of the student's individual choice, meditate, pray, or engage in any other silent activity that does not interfere with, distract, or impede another student in the exercise of the student's individual choice.


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