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Pledge of Allegiance form axed after outcry

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar.

  • The release includes the excerpt from Florida Statute 1003.44: “each student shall be informed by a written notice published in the student handbook or a similar publication pursuant to s. 1006.07(2) that the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.”
  • The forms were printed with the intention of distributing them to 3,500 or 10 percent of LCS students.
  • When I got there and looked at the form, it was the first time I was aware of it, I pulled it,” Pons said Tuesday.
  • The form’s purpose, according to LCS, was to fulfill a state law passed this spring mandating that language informing parents of their rights concerning the Pledge of Allegiance be included directly in the student handbook.
  • The student handbook was revised as of Monday at 9:30 a.m. and now includes language directly from the state statute rather than that drafted up by LCS staff.

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A form allowing Leon County students to opt out of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance sparked social media backlash, prompting the district to scrap the move.


Pledge of Allegiance form axed after outcry

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