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Pledging allegiance

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

discussing measures the House has already approved that would require schools to provide an opportunity for students to recite the pledge.

Last week, the Legislature passed a bill requiring Michigan's public schools to have a U.S. flag in their classrooms. The measure now sits on Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk, waiting for his signature.

Spring Lake Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Furton said all classrooms in the district have American flags displayed.

“We support the legislation requiring that American flags be displayed and that students have a daily opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance,” Furton said. “In fact, we begin all Board of Education meetings by reciting the pledge, just as we begin many contests and performances with our national anthem.”

Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Keith Konarska said the American flag and the Constitution play important roles in the district’s K-12 curriculum.

“Our elementary schools typically do the Pledge of Allegiance in each classroom daily and have a flag present,” he said.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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