Moment of silence approved
Oconee school trustees chose a less form of combativeness to settle a controversy over whether their meetings should begin with an open prayer. They decided last night to begin their meetings with a moment of silence which, according to Chairman Andy Inabinet, will allow anyone in attendance a moment to pray in silence, if he or she so chooses. The five trustees said they regret having to dispense with minister-led prayer at the start of their meetings, but they have grown frustrated at dealing with the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. According to Superintendent Mike Lucas, Americans United for Separation of Church and State had filed a complained against the Oconee School District.