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Grand Ledge schools ban Confederate flag, other images

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 11:48:25-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Confederate flag isn’t welcome in Grand Ledge schools.

The seven members of the Grand Ledge Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to not allow the flag or other images described as racially divisive to be displayed on school property or on vehicles parked on school property.

The language of the proposed ban includes “racially divisive messaging, images, or symbols (e.g., swastika, Confederate flag, etc.),” according to the document posted at the Grand Ledge Public Schools website.

The ruling covers the entire district.

The ban will go into the student handbook if that is document is approved for the new school year, which will happen sometime in August.

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