Pickens County school board votes to consider policy on prayer at meetings again

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EASLEY, South Carolina — The Pickens County School Board is going to take another look at its prayer policy.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/1DoYjza ) the board voted 3-2 Monday to put the issue on the agenda for the March 23 meeting.

Trustee Alex Saitta said the district has received information from the state attorney general and the district's insurance company since delaying action on the policy in October.

The policy would allow local ministers to offer prayers at meetings according to their consciences, on a rotating basis.

Saitta says he wants an up or down vote on the policy.

The policy is based on one the U.S. Supreme Court approved for the town of Greece, New York.

The policy discussion has drawn crowds of protesters at board meetings for the past two years.

Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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