An Atlanta elementary school announced that students will no longer have to say the Pledge of Allegiance during morning meetings, and will instead recite a ‘Wolf Pack Chant’.
Lara Zelski, the principal of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, said in a press release on Tuesday that it has become ‘increasingly obvious’ over the past years that more and more of the school community were not standing or reciting the pledge.
‘Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our wolf pack chant together,’ the school said.
School officials said teachers and a K-5 leadership team will work with students over the next few months to create a school pledge everyone can say in the morning.
‘This pledge will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society,’ Zelski said.
The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, which uses the wolf as its mascot, opened in Grant Park in 2002 and serves kindergarten through fifth grade.