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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 28. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS [51000 - 53315]

  ( Part 28 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 11. Miscellaneous [52700 - 52760]

  ( Chapter 11 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 2. Patriotic Exercises and Instruction [52720 - 52730]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 523, Sec. 1. )

52720.
  

In every public elementary school each day during the school year at the beginning of the first regularly scheduled class or activity period at which the majority of the pupils of the school normally begin the schoolday, there shall be conducted appropriate patriotic exercises. The giving of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America shall satisfy the requirements of this section.

In every public secondary school there shall be conducted daily appropriate patriotic exercises. The giving of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America shall satisfy such requirement. Such patriotic exercises for secondary schools shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations which shall be adopted by the governing board of the district maintaining the secondary school.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

52730.
  

(a) Providing instruction that promotes understanding the concepts of “pledge,” “allegiance,” “republic,” and “indivisible,” and understanding the importance of the pledge as an expression of patriotism, love of country, and pride in the United States of America shall satisfy the requirement of Section 52720.

(b) When pupils in a public school are instructed with regard to the words of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America as part of the patriotic exercises conducted pursuant to this article, that public school shall provide a combination of the giving of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and the instruction specified in subdivision (a). School districts shall provide this instruction during the time allotted for the patriotic exercise.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 523, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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