FL-Fla. Stat. § 1003.44 Patr

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Two Letter FL
State Florida
Policy Focus Curriculum Framework
Initiating Entity State Legislature
Description Gives authority to district school boards to adopt rules that require programs of a patriotic nature to encourage greater respect for the U.S. government, the National Anthem and flag, etc. Allots specific instructions by which students and all civilians shall follow when the national anthem is played, and requires the pledge of allegiance to be recited at the beginning of the day in each public school in the state. Each student must be informed via various methods that the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge. These standards for the recitation of the national anthem were put forth in 1942, originally. Additionally, each school board may allow any teacher or administrator to read or post in a public school building various national and state government materials (i.e. Florida Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc.) but ONLY in a historical context and in a "nonproselytizing manner." Furthermore, "no material shall be selected to advance a particular religion, political, or sectarian purpose." In section 3, all public schools are encouraged to coordinate instruction related to "American Founders" month as referenced in s. 683.1455. The final section allows each district school board to adopt rules to require in all schools of the district and in each building used by the district to display the state motto, "In God We Trust" designated under s. 15.0301 in a "conspicuous place."
Reference Code Fla. Stat. § 1003.44 Patriotic Program; rules
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