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Santa Maria-Bonita SD |  AR  6115  Instruction

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Patriotic Exercises

At the elementary level the Pledge of Allegiance will be given at the start of each regularly scheduled class each day in each elementary school. (Education Code 52720)

Special Days and Events

Commemoration of special days and events shall be made a part of the instructional program.

Annual Holidays when school shall be closed include:

New Year's Day, January 1st

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15

Lincoln Day, February 12th

Washington Day, third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, first Monday in September

Veteran's Day, November 11th (or Friday or Monday of that week)

Thanksgiving Day, that Thursday in November designated by the President

Christmas Day, December 25th

Legal Reference:


37220-37232 Saturdays and holidays

37227.6 Day of the Teacher

45203 Paid holidays

52720 - Daily performance of patriotic exercises in public schools


approved: 11/12/86 Santa Maria, California