A New York school district will pay a student a paltry $1 in damages after he accused officials of prohibiting him from forming a Bible club.

The Lindenhurst School District on Long Island denies it violated the unidentified student's civil rights, but agreed to settle the lawsuit. It also paid his $2,500 legal expenses.

The Central Islip, N.Y., district says that in March — a month after the suit was filed — Lindenhurst High School recognized the Bible club.

The district already shelled out $2,500 to the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund, which represented the student.

The group files frequent lawsuits on issues involving Christianity and schools, gay marriage and other socially conservative topics.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.