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Adoption Date: 08/24/2021

History: 4/26/22 (updated), 3/28/23 (reviewed), 3/26/24 (reviewed)

The school district will observe the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The district will provide and maintain a suitable flagstaff at each school site and raise the Iowa and United States flags each school day as weather conditions permit. The district will display the United States flag and administer the Pledge of Allegiance in each 1st through 12th grade classroom on school days.

People who do not wish to participate in these activities may be silent during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

U.S. Const. amend. I.
Lee v. Weisman, 112 S.Ct. 2649 (1992).
Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
Graham v. Central Community School District of Decatur County, 608 F.Supp. 531
    (S.D. Iowa 1985).
Iowa Code § 279.8, 280.5. 

Cross Reference:

603.8 Teaching About Religion
603.8R1 Teaching About Religion - Regulation-Religious Holidays
604.5 Religious-Based Exclusion from A School Program
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