President to speak to students on September 14

by: MENG REN

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Columbia Public Schools plans to make President Barack Obama’s Sept. 14, speech available in all schools, according to a news release on the Board of Education website.

“We support the president talking about doing well in school,” said Superintendent Chris Belcher. “We know this may be politicized, but as a public school district we believe it is important to provide the opportunity for students to hear the president’s message.”

Depending on the time of day and method of delivery, the speech may be shown live or taped and shown at a later date. Details regarding the time and method of delivery have not yet been announced by the White House, according to the release.

Parents will have the option to opt their child out of the activity, in which case an alternate activity will be provided.

For more information, please contact Belcher at (573) 214-3410.

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