Pledge of Allegiance Policy Could Change In WSFC Schools

2:17 PM, Jan 25, 2012   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Once again, the Pledge of Allegiance policy is being discussed amongst the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board members.

Tuesday night, the district's board policy committee met to talk about being in compliance in the state law, according to Senate Bill 700 from 2006. Board member and policy committee member, Jill Tackabery says WSFC Schools allows students to opt-out of the pledge for religious reasons, but requires the student to still stand.

The policy change would allow the student to opt-out without giving a reason, the student wouldn't have to stand, however the student could not interfere or be distracting to other students.

The board is expected to have this policy change on their agenda in February for a possible vote to move forward.

This is not the first time this issue has come up. The board did not make any changes in December on the pledge policy, although the school attorney referenced the difference between the county's policy and the state's policy.

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