2333 Flag Exercises

  • Patriotic Observances And Respect For The Flag Of The United States

    It shall be policy of the board to encourage the students of Yelm Community Schools to honor patriotic observances and to demonstrate respect for the flag of the United States.

    In addition to such provisions as may be in the programs of study to promote patriotism, the superintendent and the building principals are charged with a specific responsibility for enforcing the state law which relates to patriotic observations.  This includes the following:

              A United States flag in good condition will be displayed during school hours upon or near every school plant, except during inclement weather.

             Appropriate flag exercises will be held in each classroom at the beginning of the school day and in every school at the opening of all school assemblies, at which exercises those pupils so desiring shall recite the following salute to the flag:  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Students not reciting the pledge shall maintain a respectful silence while either seated or standing.  The salute to the flag or the national anthem shall be rendered immediately preceding inter-school events when feasible.

    Legal References:
    RCW 28A.230.140         United States flag – Procurement, display, exercises – National anthem – Noncompliance, penalty

    ADOPTED: 01/17/91
    REVISED: 09/25/97; 11/20/01

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