Washakie County School officials said Tuesday they will allow the photo of openly gay senior Matt Jolley to be published in the Worland High School yearbook. Jolley had submitted a photo that included him holding a gay pride flag. The decision was made after a meeting between the superintendent and local school board officials on Monday evening. "The district has determined that the student request to have a gay pride flag in his/her senior picture will not disrupt school processes and will be allowed," Superintendent David Nicholas said in an emailed statement. "This decision was made after a review of policy and following consultation with legal counsel." School officials initially said the photo violated the school's policy to refrain from taking a stance on political issues. They told Jolley on Friday he would have to pay for the photo as an advertisement if he wanted it in the yearbook, Jolley said.
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