7-403 - Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Salute

Policy 7-403 


The Board of Education maintains that the Pledge of Allegiance and the flag salute are part of a meaningful patriotic ritual to be observed in the public schools. However, the Board of Education acknowledges that some students may decline to recite the Pledge and may refrain from saluting the flag.
Students who choose to refrain from such participation have a responsibility to respect the rights and interests of those who do participate.

A student who chooses not to participate in the Pledge and flag salute may remain seated during the ceremony.

Adopted 5/24/77
Modified 10/10/95
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