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Public school's bible history class has fewer students

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Posted: Nov 3, 2012 10:52 AM by Trey Schmaltz
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Topics: tangipahoa, bible history, schools, ponchatoula high, education

AMITE- Some school leaders in Tangipahoa Parish want to do more to get kids to take a Bible history class. Enrollment in the class has fallen.

It's an elective, approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Currently, it's only taught at Ponchatoula High School.

But, board member Sandra Bailey Simmons told curriculum committee members more schools could have it, since it's approved as an elective for any high school in the district.

She thinks the board needs to do a better job of promoting the class, which is not mandatory for students to take.

BESE signed-off on the program in the mid-1990's.

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