The president of the Sheridan School Board said this week it has no plans to change its current practice of having a student say a prayer before meetings.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, Jeff Lisenby said the U.S. Supreme Court, in separate cases has ruled that prayer before legislative and town hall meetings is constitutional and he believes that prayer before school board meetings is constitutional.

He was responding to a letter from a group called the Freedom From Religions Foundation that said they received a complaint from a patron of the district about the student led prayer.

The group asked that the district halt the practice, citing several U.S. Circuit Court rulings and suggested the board consider replacing the prayer with a moment of silence.

The next meeting of the Sheridan School Board will be Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the board room on the campus at Sheridan High School.