Franklin Co. Schools decides to use plaque to comply with new law

New law requires Kentucky public schools to display national motto
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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 26, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A new law requires all Kentucky public schools to display the national motto this upcoming school year.

"In God We Trust" will now be visible to all students in some form. The motto can be on a plaque, a poster, a banner, or even student art. In Franklin County, the school district decided to go with plaques.

"We wanted to make sure we did get something that would last. That's the idea of a plaque as opposed to a paper sign, or a banner of anything like that. A plaque is going to have a little more stain power," said Franklin County Superintendent Mark Kopp.

The plaques still haven't been put up, but the district will comply with the law and get them up before the first day of school. As far as where, that's up to the individual schools, but the law requires that it is up in a prominent location.

"It has to be in a main foyer, a cafeteria, someplace that will be seen by students. So, each school will kind of be different depending on how the set up of their school is," said Director of Pupil Personnel Kyle Sexton.