Newberg school board stops short of rescinding Pride, BLM ban in district buildings

The board voted in favor of banning Pride and BLM symbols in schools at a meeting in early August.

NEWBERG, Ore. — The Newberg school board’s virtual meeting Wednesday night was nothing short of tense. It is really no surprise. Board members have been butting heads for weeks. 

Last month the board voted to ban Pride and Black Lives Matter flags in district facilities, and they voted to ban staff from wearing Pride and BLM attire while at work.

On Wednesday night, the board was expected to walk back that ban during a special meeting and refer it to the policy committee for policy

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