DENVER (AP) — A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination.

Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 School District endorsed religion by allowing a church to operate in Florence High School for Sunday services, morning prayer and Bible study and serve pizza in a classroom.

The Denver Post reports reports that as part of the settlement the district has agreed to implement a district-wide ban on prayers at school-sponsored events, to no longer allow the Cowboy Church at Crossroads to use the district facilities and to enforce a policy requiring student-led religious groups to be employee-free.

Bazevitz’s attorney, Paul Maxon, says neither party admitted wrongdoing in the settlement.



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