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Johnston schools re-examines rules after Trump float attends homecoming parade

A jeep with Trump flags on it

The Trump float making its way through the streets of Johnston last Thursday. Photo: Submitted by an Axios reader

Johnston High School homecoming organizers are re-examining their parade rules after a float was entered under four school board candidates promoting former President Trump.

  • The school's student council, which organizes the parade, was unaware of the float's theme prior to the parade, according to school officials.

Why it matters: While school board elections in Iowa are non-partisan, they've become highly political since 2020, as candidates are more overt about their ideologies being reflected in schools.