Florida public schools must notify students on new Pledge of Allegiance law

An education bill recently passed in Florida that is changing a law that deals with students reciting the pledge of allegiance. 

Students already do not have to recite the pledge if they do not want to, but now a new law is requiring all schools to let students know they have that right. 

Under the new law school districts must put a written notice in their student handbook, or a similar publication, for students to see. The new law is to make sure students know their constitutional rights do not end when they step through the school door. 

The law is backed by the Central Florida Freethought Community which defends civil rights for atheist, freethinkers, and other non-believers.

The new law will take effect on July 1 and will be enforced for the upcoming school year.
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