“We have no intention of either prohibiting or forcing compliance,” said board member Katie Bailey.
“It sets up an unnecessary intrusion into the classroom,” said board member Mary Rita Luecke.
Luecke said she suspects some supporters of the new law really want a moment of prayer but are settling for a moment of silence.
“This is really being encouraged by people who are trying to bring prayer into school,” she said.
Since there’s no real penalty for not following the law, there’s not much the state can do.
Hopefully, this will set a precedent for other school districts to focus their energies on education instead of forced wastes of time.