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School in hot water over Christmas concert

WAUSAU, Wis. -- A Wisconsin high school is in the national spotlight because of a controversy over Christmas songs.


School leaders want to limit the number of religious holiday songs the choir sings at December concerts.


The move prompted the choir director to disband the choir entirely.


The superintendent says she is just trying to follow the law and parents are chiming in.


"A public school advancing Christmas caroling, which is specifically associated with Christmas which is a religious holiday, could be interpreted as endorsing a religion," said Superintendent Kathleen Williams.


"Schools should not establish religion, they should not promote it, but they should not inhibit it," said Parent Eric Penniman.


District leaders say they are hoping the issue gets resolved at a board meeting later this week that is open to the community.

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