Superintendent stands by letter asking for prayer, apologizes for how it was sent

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ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — Richland-Bean Blossom Superintendent Dr. Jerry Sanders is standing by a letter he sent that is now being called controversial.

The letter sent in December, asked 20 area pastors for prayers for students and staff.

Superintendent Sanders told Eyewitness News reporter Rich Nye, he doesn’t believe he did anything wrong by sending that letter. He does however agree that he should not have used school district letterhead.

A letter posted on the district's website by the President of the school board apologizes to the community and says: "Dr. Sanders does have the right to personally believe as he chooses and discuss those beliefs with area pastors. However, he should not have used RBBCSC letterhead as his letter was personal, representing only his beliefs, and was not a representation of RBBCSC."

Eyewitness News Reporter Rich Nye sat down with Superintendent Sanders to hear his response and you can see that on Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.