Kentucky school board debates “In God We Trust” posters

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Franklin County School Board has said it will seek public input before permitting posters saying “In God We Trust” in local schools.

The State Journal reports ( at the board’s Tuesday meeting, the board discussed a request from a community member to allow the posters in classrooms. The newspaper reports most board members were hesitant to allow educators to hang the posters, fearing they could be polarizing or insensitive to some students and teachers. The board discussed how the issue relates to the separation of church and state.

School spokesman Armando Arrastia says schools in the district sponsor religious clubs, like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but they are student-initiated.

The board took no official position on the matter Tuesday. It’s unclear when the board will reconsider the issue.


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