4311.1-R Display of the Flag Regulation

Flags Displayed Out-of-Doors and on Movable Hoists Indoors

A United States flag shall be displayed in front of every school building in the district when school is in session, every election day and at such other times as the Superintendent of Schools shall direct. Unless otherwise stated, the flags shall be flown at full-staff.

Flags shall be flown at half-staff on Pearl Harbor Day (December 7), September 11 Remembrance Day, on days commemorating the death of a personage of great importance, and during periods of special mourning designated by the President of the United States or the Governor, and at the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, on days commemorating the death of an important local official, public servant, or contributor to the school community.

The flag will not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.

Hoisting of the Flag

The flag shall be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

In half staffing the flag, it first should be hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag shall be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. The flag shall be put at half-mast in the morning only.

Indoor Flags and Those Not on Movable Hoists

There shall be a United States flag in each assembly room of every school in the district.

It is the duty of the teacher or other person in charge of each assembly room to ensure that the flag in the room is displayed correctly. A flag hanging from a staff placed on the floor is to be to the audience’s right. A flag placed on the platform (or stage) is to the right of the speaker and to the audience’s left.

Note: Regulation added

Cross-ref: 4311, Citizenship Education
4311.1, Display of the Flag

Reviewed March 8, 2005
Revised, Reviewed October 23, 2012
Revised, Reviewed June 14, 2016
Revised, Reviewed November 13, 2018

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