What is the Christian Learning Center (CLC) of Florence County?

The Christian Learning Center of Florence County is a release time program for the public schools in Florence County.  Release time is a time set aside during the school day when students may leave the school property to attend Bible classes off campus.

Purpose of CLC:  To provide an opportunity for public school students in Florence County to understand Biblical principles and apply them to their lives, family and community.

Legal Issues:  In 1952, the Supreme Court upheld Release Time Bible Education as being constitutional in all 50 states.  Justice William O. Douglas, speaking for the majority, concluded that while the First Amendment prohibits governmental financing of religious instruction, it does not require the government to be hostile toward religion.