CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Superintendent Charlie Van Zant is speaking out in defense of the Dare to Think Conference that kicked off yesterday.
It's a program that focuses on history and civics in the classroom.
Last week -- the Clay County school board voted to file an ethics complaint regarding Van Zant's co-sponsorship of the conference -- calling it a private, partisan, and political event.
Van Zant sent a statement today saying;
"Encouraging our students and our children to love, respect, cherish and value America isn't a partisan issue.
"It is informed patriotism. I want everyone to know I will always stand up and be willing to advocate for that in our community!"
Click here to read the entire statement.
First Coast News