West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines




Opening Exercises


Each school day and special program (shall) (may) begin with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


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 silent.


If a student or teacher is in the hall or office during the Pledge of Allegiance, s/he must stand and remain silent.





Principals may allow notices of general interest to be broadcast over the school loudspeaker at designated times in accordance with the following rules:



No announcement shall be read which has not been approved and initialed by the principal.



Announcements may be made for the following:



any school-sponsored activity



organizations using District facilities for student activities



nonreligious, noncommercial, nonpolitical community groups



Notices which constitute advertising are not allowed.



Flag Display


The American Flag, not less than five (5) feet in length, is to be flown at all schools on days when schools are in session.


The principal is responsible for raising and lowering the flag and for maintaining it in proper condition.


The flag is flown at half-staff on order of the President or the Governor. It may not be flown at half-staff as a form of political or other dissent.



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.



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. Activities may be approved at the discretion of the superintendent.


If the activity has been scheduled to take place at a nondistrict location, particularly at another school district, the Superintendent 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.


If the activity is to take place within the District, it can be scheduled providing the above criteria have been met. However, regardless of the location of the activity, the Superintendent should have determined how many of the District's students who would normally participate will not be participating and what will be the effect of their absence.

© Neola 2010