The Newaygo School Board says they will "consider ways to refine" a religious display at one of the district's elementary schools.

After hearing from the public at a meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, the school board voted 6-0 in favor of a motion that "the board has no desire to remove the display."

School board president Vince Grodus said he, "would however like to authorize Dr. Mathis to consider ways to potentially refine the display so it better reflects our purpose as Newaygo Public School District."

Dr. Peggy Mathis is the superintendent of Newaygo Public Schools.

Earlier: Newaygo Public Schools asked to remove wise men and star

Late last month, the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists filed a complaint about the display featuring the three wise men and a star. They say the district is promoting one religion over others.

Since then, a few thousand people have signed a petition asking that the display be left alone, saying it is a 40-year tradition.

The school board did not clarify at the meeting "how" they will change the display to better reflect the school district's purpose.

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