TALLAHASSEE, Fla. [AP] – The Florida Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would require every public school to allow for up to two minutes of silence during first period.
The bill would amend current law that allows school districts to have a moment of silence for prayer or meditation, but doesn’t require it. The legislation, passed on a 32-6 vote and is now going to Gov. Ron DeSantis for approval.
“We want people to be free in that moment just to stop and reflect,” said Republican Sen. Dennis Baxley, the bill’s sponsor. “However you use it, just be still and listen and reflect before...