Patriotic Exercises

The Board of Education of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District encourages activities that instill pride in our country. Therefore, students in each school shall recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or engage in some other appropriate educational patriotic exercise each school day. The board believes that participation in this exercise shall help students to learn and experience the principles of freedom and democracy.

The district respects the legal right of individuals not to participate in the salute to the flag for personal reasons. However, all students are expected to show respect to the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Special Days and Events

Commemoration of special days and events as prescribed in pertinent state or federal codes or local Board of Education action shall be observed at each school as a valuable part of the educational program.

District schools shall be closed in observance of those holidays prescribed by pertinent state or federal codes or local Board of Education action as indicated in the adopted school year calendar.



Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 37220-37223

Saturdays and Holidays

Cross Reference:


Section 52720   

Daily performance of patriotic exercises in public schools



Section 45203   

Paid holidays



Section 45460   

Classified Employee Week


Senate Bill 2410

Chapter 365

Statutes of 1990


Assembly Bill 2875 

Chapter 1263

Statutes of 1990


Title V

Section 20-21




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