Church Policies and Announcements
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“Church Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Mar. 1978, 72

Church Policies and Announcements

The following item appeared January 6, 1978, in the Messages that was sent to stake/ district/mission presidents, bishops, and branch presidents.

Interviews of Prospective Students for Church Schools. Prospective students should not be recommended to attend the Church’s schools, colleges, or university unless they agree to fully support the Latter-day Saint standards on these campuses. All prospective students should be interviewed carefully for worthiness and willingness to observe the specific principles of the code of honor and the dress and grooming standards set forth in the form provided the interviewing official. The code of honor and the dress and grooming standards have the full support of the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve.

In view of the special expectations concerning students in the Church Educational System, it is a serious mistake to recommend an individual for admission—even for rehabilitative reasons—who would detract from rather than support the special environment that thousands of others create and rely upon.

The following item appeared November 25, 1977, in the Messages that was sent to stake/district/mission presidents, bishops, and branch presidents.

Primary and Sunday School Inservice Programs. The Primary inservice program as outlined in the Primary Handbook, and the Sunday School inservice program, as outlined in the Sunday School Executive Handbook and the October 1977 Sunday School Bulletin, remain essential to the strength of these organizations. These inservice programs are not changed by recent modifications in organizational responsibility for teacher development as indicated by President Ezra Taft Benson in a letter dated September 20, 1977.

The purpose of the inservice programs in Primary and Sunday School is to improve the quality of teaching. These inservice programs provide help to teachers with little or no previous teaching experience and also to experienced teachers who are working to improve their present teaching skills and knowledge. To accomplish the purpose of these inservice programs, each ward and stake Primary and Sunday School organization should continue to have an inservice leader.