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4311.1, Display of the Flag

The Board of Education believes that the flag of the United States is a symbol of the values of our nation, the ideals embedded in our Constitution and the spirit that should animate our district. The district shall provide a United States flag, flag staff and the necessary appliances for its display upon or near every school building. There shall be a flag on display in every assembly room of every school.

The flag shall be flown at full- or half-staff pursuant to law.

Consistent with federal and state law and regulations and this policy, the Superintendent of Schools shall ensure procedures for the proper custody, care and display of the flag.

Ref: Education Law §§418; 419; 420 (requirement for the school to purchase, display and develop rules and regulations for the care and custody of the flag)
Executive Law §§400-403 (rules for display of the flag) 8 NYCRR Part 108 (flag regulations)
36 U.S.C. §§173-177 (display of the flag)

Policy Adopted: August 20, 2009
Amended: November 19, 2012