Student participation in opening and/or closing school day ceremonies or observances of a ceremonial nature shall be of the student’s own choosing.
The school shall respect each student’s personal beliefs, non-religious or religious, concerning patriotism as it relates to the opening or closing of school programs.
Non-participation of students in ceremonies or observances shall not be cause for exclusion from the classroom, assembly hall, or group meeting place.
Reviewed: 7/11; 9/12; 9/13; 2/15; 4/18
Related Policy (Code #): 603.11
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): § 279.8