School Ceremonies and Observances
NEPN/NSBA Code: IMD
The opening exercises of the schools may include the singing of patriotic songs and the salute to the flag. In all elementary schools, there will be appropriate opening exercises.
In conformity with the Supreme Court decision, there shall be no religious exercises in the opening activities of the schools or in the assemblies. However, the secular study of religious texts or those subjects in which the history of religion may be an integral part is not prohibited.
Legal Reference: 1 MRSA§§111.A; 118
Adopted: Prior to 1982
Revised: June 8, 1992; July 12, 2018