As school starts, does the school your kid goes to, do this with the Pledge of Allegiance?

The Pledge of Allegiance opt out waiver is part of the Leon County Student Handbook in Tallahassee, Florida. Some parents were outraged at this form.

I know a lot of us who are over 40 said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning to start the school day. Is opting out of it anti-American or exactly American with the freedom to not say it?