A new policy in the William S. Hart Union High School District has propped open the classroom door for Bible study groups.
Bible study members in May accused school officials of discriminating against them by blocking their lunchtime access to classrooms at Canyon, Hart and Saugus high schools.
District officials acknowledged that the earlier policy, which allowed curriculum-oriented groups to meet in classrooms but limited others to outdoor campus use, had been inconsistently enforced.
Any student-run club can now use school facilities, according to the policy adopted by district trustees Wednesday night. Non-curriculum clubs will be allowed to use school facilities during lunch and immediately before and after the school day.