Please stand for the Pledge .. but if you don't, that's OK too
Marion superintendent Jim Yancey is backing away from his plan to require students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance just days after he announced his intention to add it to the student code of conduct.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports:
Constitutional lawyers, it seems, have advised the district that it could be sued if it forces the issue. Courts have ruled that schools cannot mandate standing for the Pledge.
The Marion School Board is set to make its final decision in late May.