AN ACT TO REQUIRE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO AND THE STATE MOTTO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Amends GS 115C-47(29a) (requiring the display of National and State flags and recitation of the pledge of allegiance) to require the display of the national motto, "In God We Trust," and the State motto, "To Be Rather Than to Seem," in at least one prominent location of each public school, such as an entry way, cafeteria, or other common area.
Amends 115C-218.80 to likewise require charter schools to display the national and state mottos in a prominent location.
Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to implement the requirements of this act, including funds to purchase supplies for students to create displays or to purchase mounted plaques.
Makes additional clarifying changes.
This act becomes effective July 1, 2018, and applies beginning with the 2018-19 school year.
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