Religion in Schools

by Kirby Gibbs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Christmas is an important part of the year at many schools. For some it means a couple of weeks out of class, and for others, it means being careful how you celebrate.

Some Texas schools have prohibited the use of religious displays this Christmas, for fear of litigation. But what is Lufkin ISD's stance on religion and Christmas? KTRE spoke with LISD Superintendent, Roy Knight, who says they don't have any policy that prohibits religious Christmas traditions.

"Sometimes, I think, in the interest of being politically correct we may throw out the baby with the bath water. I think the more important thing is really the spirit of the season and when you lose focus on that and teachers are required to be so absolutely conscious of political correctness, then I think we lose the things that are really important that are really important that we ought to be focusing on this time of the year", says Knight.