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Board of Education Backs Ruling Against Creche on School Grounds

The Board of Education of this Westchester suburban community announced today it was standing by its hotly protested decision to end a 20-year practice of permitting a creche on the grounds of the local junior high school.

The decision, which barred a Nativity Scene display during the Christmas period earlier this week, evoked 600 signatures on a petition asking the board to reverse itself. More than 300 attended a meeting last week of the Board of Education at which the ban was discussed.