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432R - Minute of Silence

The principal or designee of each of the schools in the Frederick County Public Schools shall at the beginning of each semester, review with teachers and students the School Board's policy on a minute of silence.  The principal or designee shall take care to advise teachers that their instructions to students on the minute of silence allow for: (1) students to remain seated and silent; and (2) does not disrupt or distract other students during the minute of silence.  Additionally, teachers are to advise students that the minute may be used for any lawful silent activity, including personal reflection, prayer and meditation, or for any other silent purpose of independent personal choice.

Disruptive behavior during the minute of silence will be treated in the same manner as other instances of disruptive behavior under the Frederick County Code of Student Conduct.


Approved:       August 24, 2001