School board meetings in Cleveland may open with a prayer or a moment of silence, a federal judge in Ohio recently ruled.
Judge David Dowd Jr. said the prayer is constitutional because the school board meetings are held in a “fundamentally adult atmosphere” and because the board is a public deliberative body, similar to Congress or a state legislature. Dowd’s ruling came in a lawsuit brought by a teacher and a student in 1992.
— E.P. News