Bible class won't be offered in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – April 1, Chesterfield parents will still decide which of two textbooks will be used in the high school elective: The Bible- It's Impact On History.

Selection for the book will continue even though the class won't be offered next school year.

This afternoon Chesterfield County Public Schools said teacher layoffs and not enough student interest are the reasons the Bible class was dropped from next year's schedule. However, a textbook review is required for any new class, so the selection process will continue. The books won't be purchased yet, even though the school system had budgeted the buy this school year.

Offering the course in the future will depend on student interest and available staff.

The purpose of the class is to teach students about the Bible's major ideas, historical and geographical contexts along with the impact of the Bible in history.

The textbooks will be on display at the school administration building Thursday April 1 and Friday April 2 from 3-7 p.m. and again on Wednesday April 14 from 4-7 p.m.

Parents must leave written comments. A parent/teacher committee will then make a recommendation to the superintendent who will then ask the school board for final approval.

The final book selection is set to be made by June.

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