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Davis School District Cracks Down On BLM, MAGA And Pride Flags In Classrooms

Davis School District is saying no to certain flags being allowed in classrooms, including Black Lives Matter, rainbow and Make America Great Again flags. The policy is designed to keep classrooms “politically neutral,” according to district spokesperson Chris Williams. He says Davis County schools have had rules against politically-oriented flags for several years now, but principals were just reminded of them at a recent training. 

 

For some, this restriction is too far. Utah Pride Center spokesperson Amanda Darrow says the school district is “politicizing the rainbow flag.” Darrow says the rainbow flag is a way for LGBTQ individuals to know they are seen and valid, and it isn’t a political flag in any way. 

 

Williams insisted the policy is not meant to exclude any groups of people and that all students are loved and welcomed in Davis County schools. Williams says this policy allows the school district to educate the students in the “best possible way.”

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!