Sorry, no public meetings to discuss the citizen petition to place the question of BLM, Pride flags at school before voters. Due to the pandemic, that would be unsafe, the Mill River School Board said. And besides - the Supreme Court says the board doesn’t have to warn such a vote, anyway.
"Heffernan said the board received emails concerning the constitutionality of the decision to raise activist flags on public grounds. She said legal counsel advised them to refer to the 2018 Skiff, Jr. v. South Burlington case, which related to renaming South Burlington’s school sports teams from the “Rebels” to something else. “Our Supreme Court basically had held that the electorate does not have a right to vote on any petition that constructs or advises the school board to do anything,” Heffernan said. She added that because of the COVID-19 virus, which currently has three Vermonters hospitalized, there will be no special in-person school board meetings “for the seeable future” on any topic including meetings on the flags."
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