House Study Bill 155 will receive its subcommittee hearing on Monday. Republican State Representatives Carter Nordman and Joe Mitchell will take part along with Democrat State Rep. Christina Bohannan.
The bill requires districts and certain accredited nonpublic schools to offer the Pledge of Allegiance and to display the United States Flag in the classroom during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
An accredited nonpublic school will not have to comply if it conflicts with the school’s religious doctrine. A student shall also not be compelled to recite the Pledge of Allegiance against the objection of the student or the student’s parent or guardian.
The Iowa State Education Association is registered in support of the bill.
School Administrators of Iowa and the Iowa Association of School Boards are registered undecided.