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Castro Valley USD |  BP  6115  Instruction

Ceremonies And Observances   

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The Board of Education 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.

(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6142.94 - History-Social Science Instruction)

(cf. 6142.3 - Civic Education)

(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

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

37220-37222.20 Holidays and commemorative events

44015.1 Week of the School Administrator

45203 Paid holidays, classified employees

45460 Classified School 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 4

6 Time and occasion for display of flag

7 Position and manner of display of flag

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 36

106 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

106 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

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, History/Social Science Instructional Materials: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/im

Policy CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 26, 2020 Castro Valley, California