A northern Michigan public school district says it's no longer asking that its next superintendent be a Christian after getting a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU wrote Tuesday to the McBain Rural Agricultural School, challenging the religious criteria included in its job posting for a new superintendent.

The online posting listed "a strong Christian background and philosophy" among criteria for the northern Lower Peninsula district's new leader.

ACLU lawyer Dan Korobkin's letter says religious tolerance is "fundamental to American public education" and says the posting likely violates "numerous federal and state laws."

Michigan Leadership Institute regional President Scott Crosby is coordinating the district's job search. He tells The Associated Press that he mistakenly included the Christian criteria and says it's being removed.

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Letter: http://bit.ly/1Crjva1