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The Peel District School Board is stepping back from a new policy that forced Muslim students to chose from a bank of stock sermons during Friday prayers, rather than writing their own.

In a revised policy released Friday, board staff recommend that students be given a choice between delivering sermons of their own creation, or choosing between a series of pre-written sermons approved by local imams.

Friday prayers will continue to be supervised by a staff member, the revised policy says.

Trustees will vote on the proposal at their regular meeting next Tuesday evening.


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