Report a Violation

If you think the Good News Club may be violating the law in your local school, please contact us.

After-School Good News Clubs

Classes for elementary school students that meet on school grounds after the school day.

Possible violations include:

  • Preferential treatment for the Good News Club compared to other after-school clubs such as:
    • Listing on the school calendar (when other clubs are not)
    • Reduced facility use fees (when other clubs are not given reduced fees)
    • Use of school web site or communications systems (when other clubs are not given the
      same access)
    • School coordination of sign-ups (when the school does not coordinate sign-ups for other
      groups)
  • Promotion or recruiting by school officials or teachers
  • Meeting during or overlap with the school day
  • Violations of school Facility Use Policy
  • Religious bullying and aggressive recruiting, violations of Bullying Policy
  • Misleading permission slips and marketing materials

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Religious Released-Time Good News Clubs (and other religious released-time programs)

Classes for elementary, middle and high school students who are released from school during the school day to meet off-site for religious instruction.

Federal and Supreme Court decisions about religious released-time programs prohibit almost any type of school involvement. Possible violations include:

  • Meeting on school grounds during the school day (including lunch)
  • Financial support from the school or taxpayers
  • Promotion or distribution of promotional materials by school officials or teachers
  • School involvement in recruiting and registering students
  • Use of school web site
  • Use of school flyer or permission slip distribution systems
  • Booths or tables at school events
  • Signs or flyers on school bulletin boards
  • School involvement in transportation
  • Listing released-time classes on school class schedules or calendars
  • Religious bullying and aggressive recruiting, violations of Bullying Policy
  • Misleading permission slips and marketing materials

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