A. Opening Exercises
1. Each school day and special program shall begin with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2. Only those students who have conscientious scruples against such a pledge or salute, or are children of
accredited representatives of foreign governments to whom the United States extends diplomatic immunity
will be excused from repeating the Pledge of Allegiance. Such students should show respect by remaining
3. If a student or teacher is in the hall or office during the Pledge of Allegiance, s/he must stand and remain
4. Religious readings or exercises shall not be a part of opening, closing, or any other exercise for any
Principals may allow notices of general interest to be broadcast over the school loudspeaker at designated
times in accordance with the following rules:
1. No announcement shall be read which has not been approved and initialed by the principal.
2. Announcements may be made for the following:
a. any school-sponsored activity
b. organizations using District facilities for student activities
c. nonreligious, noncommercial, nonpolitical community groups
3. Notices which constitute advertising are not allowed.
4. No announcements, other than emergencies, are to be made during any class period.
C. Flag Display
1. The American Flag is to be flown at all schools on days when schools are in session.
2. The flags are flown at half-staff on order of the President or the Governor. They may not be flown at half-
staff as a form of political or other dissent.
D. School Assemblies
The principal is responsible for the scheduling and operation of all assemblies in his/her building. Each
assembly should be directly related to accomplishing one or more of the District's goals for students and should
interfere as little as possible with the academic program.
E. School Closings
Whenever a school is closed due to a calamity such as hazardous weather, utility failure, and the like, all
school-sponsored activities are to be considered cancelled until further notice or the resumption of school.
If the activity has been scheduled to take place at a nondistrict location, particularly at another school district,
the principal should determine whether or not the activity is still scheduled and the weather and other conditions
between the District and the location and at the location.
Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009
Revised/Approved: September 27, 2013