Newberg School Board Puts Off Vote To Rescind Flag Ban

NEWBERG, Ore. (KPTV) – The Newberg School Board has voted again to ban political symbols in the classroom. 

On Tuesday, the Newberg School Board held a meeting after a controversy that started with banning symbols, including Black Lives Matter and Pride flags. The tension was turned up a notch after an employee arrived for school recently wearing “Blackface.”

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NEWBERG, Ore. (KPTV) - For the first time we’re hearing from the Newberg school district employee who showed up to work in Blackface on Friday.

The school board had previously passed a ban on “controversial political symbols” including BLM and Pride imagery. The board voted recently to rescind the old policy, but decided to put a new one in place that "focuses on teachers and staff."

It says they are not allowed to use district facilities, equipment, or supplies for any political activity. It also says they will not be allowed to use any time during their workday for political activities.

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It also does not allow them to post posters, signs, flags or banners that “depicts support or opposition relating to any political, quasi-political or controversial topic.”

Some school board members who opposed the ban asked for more time for the community to weigh in. The board did not discuss students and whether or not they are allowed to display flags or banners.

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Black Lives Matter, Pride and other symbols banned after Newburg school board vote

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Black Lives Matter, Pride and other symbols banned after Newburg school board vote