HYDE PARK, Vt., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A Vermont school board voted against a motion that would have required members to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every meeting.
The Lamoille Union School Board in Hyde Park voted 3-3 on the motion and the chair of the board, Steve Reber, broke the tie by voting against the motion, WFFF-TV, Burlington, Vt., reported Wednesday.
Some school board members said they opposed the motion because it forced members to say the pledge instead of giving them an option.
"I consider myself a great patriot and I'm willing to say the pledge but I don't want to feel obligated," one board member said.
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