4311.1 – Display of the Flag

Instruction

Curriculum

Citizenship Education

Display of the Flag

The Board of Education believes that the flag of the United States is a symbol of the values of our nation, the ideals embedded in our Constitution and the spirit that should animate our district.

The district shall obtain a United States flag, flag staff, and the necessary appliances for its display upon or near every school building. There shall be a flag on display in every assembly room of every school.

The building flag shall be flown at full or half-staff pursuant to law. In addition, the flag may be flown at half-staff to commemorate the death of a present or former board member, present employees, and students.

Consistent with national and state law and regulations, and this policy, the Superintendent of Schools shall develop rules and regulations for the proper custody, care, and display of the flag.

Presentation: 8/7/91

First Vote: 8/28/91

Second Vote: 9/3/91

Instruction

Curriculum

Citizenship Education

Display of the Flag Regulation (4311.1 – R)

Flags Displayed Out-of-Doors

A United States flag shall be displayed in front of every school building in the district every day that school is in session and at such other times as the Superintendent of Schools shall direct. The flags may also be displayed at night, upon special occasions, at the discretion of the Superintendent, when it is desired to produce
a patriotic effect.

The flag shall fly at half-staff, pursuant to law, to commemorate the death of a present or former board member, present employee, or student. Flags shall be flown at half-staff for three days in these instances.

The flag will not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.

Raising of the Flag

In half-staffing the flag, it first should be raised to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag shall be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. The flag shall never be put at half mast in the middle of the day. It must be put at half mast in the morning only.

Indoor Flags and Those Not on Movable Hoists

There shall be a United States flag in each assembly room of every school in the  District. It is the duty of the teacher or other person in charge of each assembly room to ensure that the flag in the room is displayed from a staff standing at the audience’s right as they face the stage. If the flag is placed on the platform, it should stand at the right of the speaker as he/she faces the audience and at the audience’s left as they face the  stage.