Soddy-Daisy High School Principal John Maynard said he has been ordered to stop allowing prayers to be said over a loudspeaker at football games and graduation ceremonies.
Superintendent Jim Scales e-mailed the principal Tuesday, telling him to stop, Maynard said.
“I will follow his orders,” he said.
Scales received a letter earlier this week on behalf of students from Soddy-Daisy from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, complaining about the public prayers.
Kelli Gauthier covers K-12 education in Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She started at the paper as an intern in 2006, crisscrossing the region writing feature stories from Pikeville, Tenn., to Lafayette, Ga. She also covered crime and courts before taking over the education beat in 2007. A native of Frederick, Md., Kelli came south to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Before newspapers, ...