7160 – Citizenship

Being a citizen of the United States, of Nebraska and of the school district community entitles students to special privileges and protections as well as requiring the students to assume civic, economic and social responsibilities and to participate in their country, state and school district community in a manner that entitles them to keep these rights and privileges.

As part of the education program, students shall have an opportunity to learn about their rights, privileges, and responsibilities as citizens of this country, state and school district community.  As part of this learning opportunity students shall be instructed in the elements of good citizenship and the role quality citizens play in their country, state and school district community, the value of active participation and the practice of civil discourse. Instruction will also be aimed at developing patriotism, recognizing patriotic holidays and a reverence for the flag, developing an understanding of our nation’s history and its constitution, and gaining an understanding of the dangers and fallacies of other forms of government.

Legal Reference:
Nebraska Statute 79-724

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised  5-8-03
Policy Revised: 01.20.2017

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