EC(LEGAL) - SCHOOL DAY
Note: The Board has adopted an innovation plan that affects application of provisions in this legally referenced policy.
Pledges of Allegiance
A board shall require students, once during each school day, to recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.
On written request from a student's parent or guardian, a district shall excuse the student from reciting a pledge of allegiance.
Minute of Silence
A board shall provide for the observance of one minute of silence following the recitation of the pledges of allegiance. During the one-minute period, each student may reflect, pray, or meditate, or engage in any other silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student. Each teacher or other school employee in charge of the students during that period shall ensure that each student remains silent and does not act in a manner that is likely to interfere with or distract another student.
Education Code 25.082
A public school kindergarten may be operated on a half-day or full-day basis as determined by the board. Education Code 29.152
A district may use funds from grants administered by the commissioner to operate an existing half-day kindergarten on a full-day basis. Education Code 29.155(a)
Prekindergarten Grant Programs
A district is eligible for half-day funding for each eligible student participating in a high-quality prekindergarten grant program. Education Code 29.166 [See EHBG]
A board shall adopt and strictly enforce a policy limiting interruptions of classes during the school day for nonacademic activities such as announcements and sales promotions. At a minimum, the policy must limit announcements other than emergency announcements to once during the school day.
Loss of Class Time
A board shall adopt and strictly enforce a policy limiting the removal of students from class for remedial tutoring or test preparation. A district may not remove a student from a regularly scheduled class for remedial tutoring or test preparation if, as a result of the removal, the student would miss more than ten percent of the school days on which the class is offered, unless the student's parent or another person standing in parental relation to the student provides to the district written consent for removal from class for such purpose. [See EHBC for provisions on tutorial services.]
Education Code 25.083