Here’s a refreshing bit of news: a public school district that actually promotes Christmas in the classroom. Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah has published direction to it’s school principals that ” it is absolutely appropriate to include instruction about Christmas â€” sing the songs and display and explain the symbols â€” but not to preach Christmas. Teaching that Christians believe that the Savior of the world was born 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem may well fit into the curriculum.”
This academic strategy flies in the face of many school districts adopting more anti-Christmas policies in recent years.
The Superintendent goes on to say “We again encourage our employees to be sensitive to their communities and make instructional and activity decisions that will allow all of the publicâ€™s children to feel they have equal place within our public schools. This having been said, the word â€œChristmasâ€ will be spoken, written, sung and otherwise used again, again and again in the Granite School District.”