Legislation Would Require "In God We Trust" Motto In Schools

Aug 22, 2018

Credit WATE.Com

Kentucky’s public schools would be required to post the national motto of “In God We Trust” inside their buildings under legislation that’s been pre-filed for next legislative session. Hhe bill is being sponsored by a LaRue County evangelist.

State Representative Brandon Reed says in a time of increasing drug use, school violence, and youth suicides, the motto is needed in schools now more than ever. Reed’s bill would require elementary, middle, and high schools to display the “In God We Trust” motto in a prominent location such as a school entry way, cafeteria, or commons area. The Hodgenville Republican says the words are a vital part of our culture and is already featured on money, license plates, and other platforms. Laws requiring the display of "In God We Trust" in schools are already on the books in other states, including Tennessee. If approved by the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly, local school boards would be required to implement the measure starting in the 2019-2020 academic year.