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Orinda Union SD |  BP  6115  Instruction

Ceremonies And Observances   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of having students observe holidays, celebrate events of cultural or historical significance, and acknowledge the contributions of outstanding individuals in society. On days designated by the Board, staff shall provide students with appropriate commemorative exercises so that they may acquire the knowledge, skills, and principles essential for informed, responsible citizenship in a democratic society.

District schools shall be closed on the holidays specified in Education Code 37220 and on any other day designated as a holiday by the Board. The Board may, by adoption of a resolution, revise the date upon which schools close in observance of any holiday except Veterans Day, which shall be celebrated on its actual date. (Education Code 37220)

In addition, the Board may, through the adoption of a resolution, authorize the display of symbolic flags or banners in support of specific awareness months.

(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

37220-37222 Holidays and commemorative events

44015.1 Week of the school administrator

45203 Paid holidays, classified employees

45460 Classified employee week

52720-52730 Patriotic exercises and instruction

GOVERNMENT CODE

430-439 Display of flags

3540-3549.3 Meeting and negotiating

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE

46 Time and occasion for display of flag7 Position and manner of display of flag

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE

36106 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day106 Note Educational program on the U.S. Constitution

COURT DECISIONS

Newdow v. Rio Linda Union School District, 597 F.3d 1007, 1012 (9th Cir. 2010)

West Virginia State Board of Education et al v. Barnette et al, (1943) 319 U.S. 624

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy ORINDA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 7, 2008 Orinda, California

revised: March 11, 2019

revised: June 8, 2020