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Separation of church and school

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The Elgin Independent School District decided to keep chaplains out of their student support services and programs with a split vote.Senate Bill 763 was approved by the state with an 84-60 vote and required the School Board to act on whether or not they will allow religious chaplains to be hired as school counselors without accredited certification.After careful deliberation and community input, both in favor of and against the bill, a 4-3 decision ruled that Elgin ISD will not permit a district campus to employ or accept chaplains as volunteers.“Chaplains do have a wealth of counseling training with regards to ...

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