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IKD – School Ceremonies and Observances

  • Document Link: IKD – School Ceremonies and Observances
  • Title: School Ceremonies and Observances
  • Section: I. Instructional Program
  • Adoption Date: 07/16/2020
  • Ref Code: O.C.G.A. 20-02-1051, O.C.G.A. 20-02-1050, O.C.G.A. 20-02-0310, O.C.G.A. 50-03-0004.1

Descriptor Code: IKD
School Ceremonies and Observances

Each Cherokee County School District student will be afforded the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America each school day. The time and manner for recitation will be prescribed by the Principal. No individual will be required to participate.

In compliance with Georgia Law, at the opening of school on every school day in each public school classroom, the teacher in charge will conduct a brief period of quiet reflection for not more than 60 seconds. This moment of quiet reflection is not intended to be a religious service or exercise but will be considered as an opportunity for reflection on the anticipated activities of the day.

Teachers and administrators will not suggest or imply that students should or should not use the moment of reflection for prayer, nor will they deny to any student the right to use it for a moment of quiet prayer. Students and/or staff may not under any circumstances use the moment of quiet reflection to audibly pray.

ADOPTED: August 2, 2001      REVISED: July 16, 2020