Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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7810 – School Ceremonies And Observances


Grand Island Public Schools will continue school ceremonies and observances, which have become a tradition and a custom of the education program. Such ceremonies or observances shall have a secular purpose and shall not advocate or sponsor a particular religion. Students who do not wish to participate in these activities may be silent during the ceremony or observance or receive permission from the principal to be excused from the ceremony for religious reasons.

September 17 shall be designated as Constitution Day. The district shall hold an educational program(s) for all students on the United States Constitution each September 17. When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, then Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.

For grades kindergarten through twelve, each school in the district shall establish a period of time during the day, when a majority of pupils is scheduled to be present, during which pupils will be led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the presence of the flag of the United States. Pupil participation in the recitation shall be voluntary. Pupils not participating in the recitation shall silently respect the rights of those pupils electing to participate and shall not act in a manner that is disruptive to the ceremony or observance.

The flags of the United States of America and the State of Nebraska shall be prominently displayed on the school grounds on each day such school is in session. All flag displays shall be in accordance with the standards prescribed for the display of the flag of the United States of America.

Legal Reference:
P.L. 108-477 (Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2005)
70 Federal Register 55507 (Constitution Day)
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-705; § 79-707 and 79-708

NDE Rule 10.003.12

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised:  12.13.2012
Policy Reviewed: 09.12.2019

.pdf Verison

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

7810 – School Ceremonies And Observances


Grand Island Public Schools will continue school ceremonies and observances, which have become a tradition and a custom of the education program. Such ceremonies or observances shall have a secular purpose and shall not advocate or sponsor a particular religion. Students who do not wish to participate in these activities may be silent during the ceremony or observance or receive permission from the principal to be excused from the ceremony for religious reasons.

September 17 shall be designated as Constitution Day. The district shall hold an educational program(s) for all students on the United States Constitution each September 17. When September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, then Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.

For grades kindergarten through twelve, each school in the district shall establish a period of time during the day, when a majority of pupils is scheduled to be present, during which pupils will be led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the presence of the flag of the United States. Pupil participation in the recitation shall be voluntary. Pupils not participating in the recitation shall silently respect the rights of those pupils electing to participate and shall not act in a manner that is disruptive to the ceremony or observance.

The flags of the United States of America and the State of Nebraska shall be prominently displayed on the school grounds on each day such school is in session. All flag displays shall be in accordance with the standards prescribed for the display of the flag of the United States of America.

Legal Reference:
P.L. 108-477 (Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2005)
70 Federal Register 55507 (Constitution Day)
Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-705; § 79-707 and 79-708

NDE Rule 10.003.12

Policy Adopted 3-5-84
Policy Revised:  12.13.2012
Policy Reviewed: 09.12.2019

.pdf Verison

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
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