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Published September 04, 2009, 10:25 AM

UPDATED: Fargo, WF schools plan to allow teachers to decide on Obama speech, parents can send note to opt children out of viewing

UPDATED 10:25 a.m.
FARGO – A Fargo school official says they’ve had between 60 and 100 calls concerning a speech President Obama is giving to students Tuesday.

By: WDAY Radio News, WDAY AM

UPDATED 10:25 a.m.

FARGO – A Fargo school official says they’ve had between 60 and 100 calls concerning a speech President Obama is giving to students Tuesday.

Assistant Superintendent Lowell Wolff told WDAY AM News some of the callers have been down right rude.

Wolff says they will handle the speech the same way they have with similar events in the past – allowing the classroom teacher to make the decision.

And Wolff says for parents who don’t want their children to see the speech can send a note to school to that effect.

In West Fargo, Superintendent Dana Diesel-Wallace says she's had about a half dozen e-mails and calls. Her district, like Fargo and Moorhead, plan to leave the decision up to teachers.

Diesel-Wallace says if the speech fits with their cirriculum, teachers can show the President's talk.

Parents who don't want their children to watch it can opt out of it, she says.

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