Tippecanoe School Corporation
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8810 - DISPLAYING THE FLAG/MOMENT OF SILENCE

The United States flag shall be displayed in each classroom of every school in the School Corporation.

The flags of the United States and of Indiana shall be raised above each school and/or at other appropriate places during all school sessions, weather permitting. The flags shall be raised before the opening of school and taken down at its close every day.

The Board shall provide a daily opportunity for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance in each classroom or on school grounds. A student is exempt from participation and may not be required to participate if the student chooses not to or the studentís parent chooses not to have the student to participate.

Each classroom teacher and building administrator may post the national motto "In God We Trust" in their classroom or building in a historic and/or patriotic context, but not in a religious setting. Whenever possible, the motto should be placed near the American flag.

In order that the right of each student to the free exercise of religion is guaranteed within the school and the freedom of each student to either engage in or refrain from religious observation on school grounds is subject to the least possible coercion from the State, the Board shall establish the daily observation of a moment of silence in each classroom or on school grounds.

I.C. 1-1-11-2
I.C. 1-2-2-1
I.C. 1-2-3-6
I.C. 20-30-5-0.5, 20-30-5-4.5
20 U.S.C. 4071 et seq.

Revised 2/8/12

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