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433P - Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance, as established in 4 U.S.C. § 4, shall be recited before each school day in every classroom of Frederick County Public Schools.

During the recitation of the Pledge, students shall stand and recite the Pledge while facing the flag with their right hands over their hearts or in an appropriate salute if in uniform.

No student shall be compelled to recite the Pledge if he/she, his/her parent or legal guardian objects on religious, philosophical, or other grounds to his/her participating in this exercise.  Students who are exempt from reciting the Pledge shall quietly stand or sit at their desks while others recite the Pledge and shall make no display that disrupts or distracts those who are reciting the Pledge. 

Appropriate accommodations shall be made for students who are unable to comply with the procedures described herein due to disability.


Legal References:

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-202.
4 U.S.C. § 4.

 

 

Adopted:         August 21, 2001

Amended:        May 1, 2012