Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

8800C - THE FLAG AND PATRIOTIC CEREMONIES

The following are the guidelines to be followed when dealing with the flag or patriotic ceremonies:

 

A.

The United States flag shall be displayed on a flagstaff erected on public schools buildings or at conspicuous places on school grounds during school hours, except during inclement weather, in which case the flag shall be prominently displayed within the school building.

   
 

B.

School district boards of education shall purchase United States flags, flagstaffs, and necessary appliances for public schools.

   
 

C.

Regular courses of instruction shall be given in the United States and State Constitutions in schools. High schools shall require a one (1) semester course in Civics which shall stress the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

   
 

D.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, the date of the adoption of the United States Constitution (September 17th), Columbus Day, Veterans Day and certain other days, teachers shall observe the day by proper and appropriate commemorative exercises.

   
 

E.

Before a teaching certificate is valid, the holder shall make and subscribe to an oath to support the United States and State Constitutions.

M.C.L. 380.1166, 380.1175, 380.1347, 380.1532

© Neola 2004