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603.6 - School Ceremonies and Observances




Student participation in opening and/or closing school day ceremonies or observances of a ceremonial nature will be of the student’s own choosing.

The school and district will respect each student’s personal beliefs, religious or non-religious, concerning patriotism as it relates to the opening or closing of school programs.

Non-participation of students in ceremonies or observances will not be cause for exclusion from the classroom, assembly hall, or group meeting place.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 7/11; 9/12; 9/13; 2/15; 4/18
Revised: 12/07
Related Policy (Code #): 603.11
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): § 279.8
IASB Reference: 606.2