The Pledge of Allegiance

Does your board routinely begin its meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance? If so, is there a formal board policy or vote which established that practice?

  1. No we don’t begin our meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  2. We do not begin meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  3. We do begin each meeting with the Pledge Of Allegiance, but I find it a semi-difficult formality. I suppose the pledge as originally written (before the “red scare” brought about the “under god” addition) would be a tad better, but I would prefer that we stopped saying it altogether.

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  4. Our board does not and never has said the pledge before its meetings, at least not in the past 20 years. Our S.U. meetings and at least three of the five other district boards in this S.U. do not say the pledge; I’m not sure about the other two.

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  5. We have a new principal, he has requested to have a different student come to our board meeting every month and receite the Pledge of Allegiance, the board members didn’t have a problem with it, we will see if we get negative responce from the community.

    I have no problem with us trying it. After all we do live in America.

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  6. We do not say the pledge of Allegiance in our board meetings. I would support saying the pledge.

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  7. Our board does not do the pledge, nor has ever thought about it.

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  8. No pledge.

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  9. Yes we say the pledge at all regular meetings. We have been doing it since I have been on the board. There is no policy, we just do it because it is a good thing to do.

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  10. We do not begin our meetings with the Pledge.

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  11. Pledge yes… policy no.

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  12. Our board does not begin its meetings with the pledge of allegiance.

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  13. Other than at the annual meeting, no pledge before meetings.

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  14. NO – NONE OF THE BOARDS IN THE SU RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

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  15. At our board meetings at the supervisory union we do not recite the Pledge of Allegience.

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  16. Our board does the Pledge but none of the others do (in the SU).

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  17. We do not start with the Pledge, nor has there been any interest in doing so, as far as I can tell.

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  18. We don’t begin meetings with the Pledge, and I’m not aware of any policy around the Pledge and Board meetings.

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  19. We do start all our regular meetings with the pledge. There is no formal policy on this, but it has been done for as many years as I can remember (10+).

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  20. Yes, we do begin with the Pledge of Allegiance, and I think we should…don’t know the second part, we’ve always done it and would find it offensive to change.

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  21. We do not.

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  22. Our board doesn’t begin its meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. I am not opposed to doing so either and think it would be good practice.

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  23. We do not begin with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  24. When I was first elected to the Board, the question as to why we didn’t recite the pledge was brought to us by the public. At their request, we started doing the pledge. Today, some Board members do not feel it necessary considering the history of the “red scare” and so on. I am largely neutral on this issue. That is, it’s not necessary to the work being done at meetings. I’d be interested in hearing from our public on this issue.

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  25. Neither of my two boards say the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  26. We do begin meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance, which is okay with me; however, we do not to my knowledge have any formal board policy which established that practice. The only reason I know for doing it is “because we have always done it that way” – and that can be the rationalization to continue a lot of things that may not make sense and should not be the sole justification for doing anything. Notably, our town Select Board does not do the pledge, but our planning commission does.

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  27. We do not recite the pledge of allegiance at our mtgs. and the topic has never come up.

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  28. No pledge and no related policy.

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  29. No, nor do I believe there is a policy about doing so.

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  30. Our board does begin our meetings with tyhe Pledge of Allegiance. I don’t know when or how this was established. I have been on the board , now in my fourth year.

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  31. We do not. I have never thought of doing so and I really do not see the need.

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  32. The CTES School Board does not start their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

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  33. Our school board meetings always begin with the pledge.
     
    Somewhat related, we received a complaint that the pledge was not recited in our classrooms at the beginning of each day.  There were no flags present either.  The board directed the super to be sure each room had a flag and that the pledge was being recited.

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  34. This is one item  that “ALL SCHOOL” grades should learn and recite DAILY.
    It is a show of respect to those who fought so hard and worked so hard to make our nation what it is today!
    How quickly we seem to forget why we recite that pledge to our nation.
    We spend more time teaching kids how to run a computer today, than we do teaching The Pledge of Allegiance! 

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