Getting out of school to study the Bible: released time study is the law

By Diamond Henry
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

DEWITT — When you think about modern-day public education, religion does not come to mind. In the city of DeWitt, however, that might not be the case. DeWitt Public Schools participates in a program called released time. This program is not school-sponsored, but students in the district are allowed to leave school for up to two hours a month and taken to an off-campus location for Bible study. Not many people are aware of this program.

Excitement precedes DeWitt Community Showcase

By Connor Ryan
The Bath-DeWitt Connection

DEWITT—Though the fourth annual DeWitt Community Showcase is still about two months away, many of the people involved are already getting excited. The event is a collaborative effort designed to bring the community together. DeWitt Public Schools, the City of DeWitt and the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce produce the showcase as an opportunity for local and surrounding businesses to make their presence known, as well as a chance for DeWitt students to display their talents and be recognized for academic excellence. Schavey Road Elementary art teacher Bob Jaruzel is looking forward to another exciting and personally satisfying experience. “It is nice to see so many elements from our school and community coming together in a fun and festive atmosphere,” he said.