Nebraska sets hearing on Pledge of Allegiance
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The State Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing on a policy revision that would require Nebraska public schools to set a time for leading students in saying the Pledge of Allegiance, but it wouldn't require the students to participate.
The video-conference hearing will be available to the public for testimony at six sites across the state, including the University of Nebraska Panhandle Extension Center High Plains Room at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The proposal says students who don't participate ``shall be required to respect the rights of those pupils electing to participate.''
The public comments will be included in a report by a hearing officer and presented to the board members for consideration at their July 10-11 meetings. The board will have an opportunity to vote on the proposal during those meetings.
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