FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota’s most populous city has reversed course on its decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its monthly meetings.
The group decided to reconsider at a special meeting Thursday following complaints from conservative lawmakers and widespread bashing from citizens.
Seven of the nine members of the Fargo Board of Education, including four newcomers who took office in June, voted to nix a previous board edict to recite the pledge that passed a couple of months before the election.
The new board said the oath did not align with the district’s diversity and inclusion code. All but one of the board members voted to reinstate the pledge, saying the controversy was a distraction to the district.
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