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The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ial remedial ed program gets guidelines, go-ahead &POR News Service (CNS) -- The epartment has for bringing education pro- )arochial schools. among other religious items be in parochial school when they are used school teachers for programs. They also longer may be to religious schools in other federally programs. were issued the wake of a June 23 Court ruling that 12-year-old prohibi- in the federally I program going schools. 1985, the public dis- administer Title I I ways of bringing ser- parochial school ROOFING Semi Loads in Stock" tl white from $41.95 sq.& up ....... $26.95 to $37.95 sq. ....... $18.95 to $29.95 sq. and l-1/2"galv. In Stock LD DOORS I,- Over 300 in Stock /Insulated ................. $239.81 RAFTERS to 10ff span .3 PKGS Call for Free Quotes =ss CO. METAL E., Cannelburg Montgomery 812-295-4299 812-295-4344 Students in mobile classrooms and rented buildings. Such arrangements proved to be cost- ly and inconvenient tbr students and administrators of both the public and private school sys- tems. The high costs played a factor in the Supreme Court's conclu- sion that separation of church and state was not threatened by the presence of a tax-paid teacher in a religious school classroom. Nationwide, the majority of parochial schools with students using Title I services are Catholic schools, many in inner city areas. The federal guidelines essen- tially pick up the regulations in force in New York City public schools prior to the 1985 Aguilar vs. Felton ruling, which was reversed in this term's follow-up case, Agostini vs. Felton. The Supreme Court said New York's pre-1985 guidelines provided sufficient afeguards against unconstitutional interaction of public funding and religious activity. Some of those regulations are: -- Only public employees may serve as Title I instructors and counselors. -- Assignment of public school personnel to parochial schools must be made without regard to religious affiliation of the employee. -- Religious symbols must be removed from classrooms used for Title I services. -- Title I employees are accountable only to public school supervisors and may not partic- ipate in team teaching or reli- gious activities of the parochial school. -- No religious material may be used in Title I course work. The advisory from the Educa- tion Department said changes !i: Degree Exemplification will be conducted in Indiana on September 13th and 14th, 1997 at St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Radisson Inn (formerly the Executive Inn.) . Be a complete Knight. Join the 4th Degree, the patriotic degree with emphasis on God and Country. I:or more information, contact the Grand Knight of Your local council or call the Faithful Navigator, Tony Nazario at 1-800-766-2787, MSGR. A.G. SPRIGLER Assembly will host this event. may be made immediately in how districts provide Title I ser- vices. But it also acknowledged that existing contracts or delays in making new arrangements would mean some school dis- tricts will have to phase in changes over a year or more. And school districts are not required to change the way Title I services are provided because of the ruling, according to the Education Department direc- tives. As long as the services provided to parochial students are equitable and other require- ments are met, public districts may continue to use portable classrooms or off- campus sites, according to the directives. The guidelines also note that the Supreme Court's ruling seemed to imply that other fed- eral education programs might now be open to students in parochial schools. Oblate Father William Davis, who monitors federal programs for the U.S. Catholic Conference Education Secretariat, said there are numerous federal edu- cation programs for which some Catholic schools were deemed ineligible because of the Aguilar ruling. Many of those may now be open to Catholic elementary and high schools. For instance, he said, some states prohibited religious schools from participating in the Drug Free Schools program. Their reasoning included the rationale that because police officers who would make pre- sentations at schools were being paid with tax- generated funds, church-run schools were ineligi- ble to participate, Father Davis said. Parochial schools that were kept out of such programs may apply again. "The implication of the court's ruling is that there is no consti- tutional bar to public employees providing educational services in private schools under other federal programs under similar circumstances," said the Educa- tion Department guidelines. SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten COME AND REST Gospel for Sunday, July 20, 1997 Mark 6:30-34 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, [] Cycle, after the disciples' return from their mis- sion. The word clues are left to right in the order in which the'appear in the reading. APOSTLES RETURNED JESUS ALL THAT THEY HAD DONE TAUGHT HE SAID TO THEM COME PLACE AND REST GOING EAT BOAT DESERTED SAW THEM AHEAD CROWD LIKE SHEEP WITHOUT SHEPHERD BEGAN TEACH C G O 1 N G H J O L K T R T Y D J T A U G H T S O O D E S E R T E D A A W T S E L T S O P A E W D H A N N E A U Y E M T A E U O R R E E S H O H H M D D B W U P L A C E Y N N A A L L T H A T M E A L 1 K E S H E E P X H G S S H E P H E R D G T E A C H E S A 1 D X W Q B D W ! T H O U T V M (c) 1997 Air Publishing Co, I I III I I I I I Wade Funeral Home t 19 S. Vine Street. Haubstadt, IN 768-5210 Call about pre-need counseling Robert J. Wade i III I I Alan J. 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