CLE(LEGAL) - BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT: FLAG DISPLAYS
On all regular school days, every public school shall fly the United States and Texas flags. Education Code 1.003
The board shall require that the United States and Texas flags be prominently displayed in accordance with 4 U.S.C. Sections 5–10 and Government Code Chapter 3100 in each campus classroom to which a student is assigned at the time the pledges of allegiance to those flags are recited. [See EC] A district is not required to spend federal, state, or local district funds to acquire flags under this provision. A district may raise money or accept gifts, grants, and donations to acquire flags. Education Code 25.082(b-1)
A public school must display in a conspicuous place in each building of the school a durable poster or framed copy of the United States national motto, "In God We Trust," if the poster or framed copy meets the requirements below and is donated for display at the school or purchased from private donations and made available to the school.
A poster or framed copy of the national motto described above:
- Must contain a representation of the United States flag centered under the national motto and a representation of the state flag; and
- May not depict any words, images, or other information other than the representations listed in item 1.
A public school may accept and use private donations for the purposes of this provision.
Education Code 1.004