As Rapid City, South Dakota School Board members prepared to look at early budget numbers on Monday night, they were hit with a surprise.
Members of the ‘Working to Initiate Social Equality Club’ (WISE) at Stevens High School came before the school board with an idea. They take issue with a new law requiring the motto ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed in every public school.
The law says it has to be displayed in a prominent location, and can take the form of a plaque, student artwork, or another form approved by the principal. The students are proposing a new design which they say is more inclusive.