In 2004 Mona Dobrich's daughter graduated from Delaware's Sussex Central High School. When the ceremony included a prayer, Dobrich found the prayer to be offensive. The ACLU was brought-in to sue the high school for a prayer at the graduation ceremony. The Indian River School Board voted not to pay the huge "six-figure" settlement with the ACLU but instead voted to let the lawsuit proceed to court.
According to the U.S. Department of Education's Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, "students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate, and the Supreme Court has made clear that private religious speech, far from being a First Amendment orphan, is as fully protected under the Free Speech Clause as secular private expression."
Are The ACLU Sending Christians To The Back Of The Bus?