Cleveland County School board approves invocation before meetings

The Cleveland County School board approved a policy to allow for an invocation before school board meetings.

The board approved the policy Monday night, saying the invocations should not exceed a minute and a half.

There will be a moment of silence in place of the invocation on occasions when no invocation speaker has signed up.

Also the invocation shall not be an agenda item for the meeting, nor should it be part of the official business of the board.

And if you are attending the meeting, you will not be forced to take part in or participate in any way if you chose not to.