Minister asks school not to penalize children for Holy Day observance
Good News Staff
Possible charges of religious discrimination may be filed against the Amarillo Independent School District if the district enforces a policy of limiting the number of religious holidays for which students may be excused from school. Jeffrey P . Booth, pastor of the Amarillo Worldwide Church of God, which meets in the Seniar Citizens Center, 1311 S. Tyler, told school board members last night the Church's legal counsel is "prepred to file suit of necessary to protect the rights of our children not to be penalized" for missing work because of absences for religious holidays . About 150 parents and children attended last night's school board meeting.
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