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6117 Display of the Flag

Adoption Date: 05/15/2007
6000 - Instruction
Elementary and Secondary
6117 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 School District shall purchase 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 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 employee, teacher, student, clerk or custodian.

Consistent with federal 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.

Policy References:
Education Law §§ 418; 420; 802
Executive Law, Article 19
8 NYCRR Part 108
Lapolla v. Dullaghann, 63 Misc 2d 157 (1970)