Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Christopher J. Klicka, for appellants.
Mary McGowan (Joseph Dyer, Siciliano, Ellis, Dyer & Boccarosse, on brief), for appellee.
Present: All the Justices.
Supreme Court of Virginia.
CARRICO, Chief Justice.
Code § 22.1-257(A)(2), part of the compulsory school attendance law (Code §§ 22.-1-254 to -269), provides that "[a] school board ... [s]hall excuse from attendance at school any pupil who, together with his parents, by reason of bona fide religious training or belief, is conscientiously opposed to attendance at school." On October 12, 1988, the School Board of Prince William County (the School Board or the Board) denied the application...
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