A Florida school board is expected to vote Monday on a proposed policy banning gay-straight clubs.

The proposal was prompted by eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein's efforts to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at her school. Administrators at Carver Middle School in Leesburg, Florida have rejected Silberstein's request two years in a row.

When the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida stepped in on behalf of Silberstein, the school board responded with a proposal to end all non-curricular student clubs.

Silberstein will attend the Lake County School Board meeting to deliver the names of about 50,000 people who signed an online petition urging the board not to approve the proposal.

The ACLU announced it would fly a plane with a banner which reads “Stand With Bayli, Not The Bullies” over the building as the board meets.

“I'm excited by all the support I've gotten,” Silberstein said. “We need to do something about the bullying at Carver. I really hope the school board will listen to all these people saying that banning student groups is not fair, and that we should be allowed to form a Gay-Straight Alliance.”