- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Vermont school board officials have approved a student petition to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at Brattleboro schools.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the flag will fly at Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School and the Windham Regional Career Center May 4, which is Diversity Day in Brattleboro.

The town’s school board voted unanimously to allow the raising of the flag after a presentation by students Monday.

School board chairman Ricky Davidson says he is glad to give students a voice and an opportunity to speak and be heard.

Burlington and Montpelier raised the flag earlier this year following similar student-led initiatives.

Brattleboro Union High School student Mya Satchell previously said about the issue raising the flag “represents not just black people but all people of color.”


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