‘In God We Trust’ To Be Prominently Displayed in Every South Dakota Public School By Mark Jennings for CNS News
This fall, public school students in South Dakota will return to their classes greeted by the message “In God We Trust,” the national motto of the United States, prominently displayed in their schools’ hallways.
In March, Governor Kristi Noem (R) signed SB55 into law. The law states, “Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the national motto of the United States, ‘In God We Trust,’ shall be displayed in each public school. The display shall be located in a prominent location within each public school.
“The display may take the form of a mounted plaque, student artwork, or any other appropriate form as determined by the school principal. The display shall be easily readable and may be no smaller than twelve inches wide by twelve inches high. For the purposes of this section, a prominent location is a school entryway, cafeteria, or other common area where students are most likely to see the national motto display.”
In a July 25 tweet, Gov. Noem said, “We should never be afraid to proclaim that we are one nation under God. Thanks to a new law, ‘In God We Trust’ will be a part of South Dakota schools this upcoming school year as a humbling reminder of our country’s faith tradition.”