SAN ANTONIO -- The subject of the separation of church and state continues to be a battle throughout school districts across the state.
Most recently, Medina Valley and Poteet high schools made headlines while dealing with prayers at graduations. But 60 public school districts across the state now offer courses on the Bible.
In 2007, the legislature passed a bill allowing districts to offer elective courses on the Bible. During the last school year, 57 districts and 3 charter schools statewide took advantage of the opportunity and offered courses on the Bible.
But a new report by a professor out of SMU says about a third of those districts aren't meeting state requirements to be unbiased and academically sound. We took a closer look at the study to see if any local districts were on that list and none were.
North East ISD and Boerne ISD both offer elective courses involving the Bible. North East ISD looks at the Bible as a literary piece of work. At Boerne High School, students study the Old Testament's influence on history. Both districts were found to be unbiased in their approaches and following state guidelines. In fact, both schools electives are some of the most successful in the state.CLICK HERE
to take a look at the study.