New Louisiana Law Requires Schools to Display ‘In God We Trust’ in Classrooms
Beginning this August, all Louisiana K-12 public schools, colleges, and universities will be required by law to display “In God We Trust” in every classroom.
Louisiana Law Requires 'In God We Trust' to Be Displayed in All Classrooms
House Bill 8, recently signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, now requires all Louisiana K-12 public schools, colleges, and universities will be required by law to display “In God We Trust” in every classroom.
Previously, all Louisiana educational institutions were required to display the national motto "In God We Trust" somewhere in the building.
House Bill 8 now requires the motto to be displayed in every classroom.
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"The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and postsecondary education management boards are tasked with setting rules for the display.
The law does not say where the motto must be displayed or set a minimum or maximum size."
Exactly how "In God We Trust" is to be displayed is left to local school boards with House Bill 8 stating "Present law specifies that the nature of the display shall be determined by each governing authority with a minimum requirement of a paper sign. Proposed law retains present law."
House Bill 8 comes on the heels of a bill passed last week that allows public high schools to offer and teach an elective course on Bible history and literature.
The requirement for classrooms to display the national motto takes effect on August 8, 2023.
Read more at legis.la.gov.