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Flag Display and Pledge of Allegiance

Flag Display

In accordance with New Mexico law the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of New Mexico will be displayed in each classroom.

Pledge of Allegiance

New Mexico law also requires that the pledge of allegiance be recited daily in each public school in the state. While no individual may be coerced into participation, all students will be afforded this opportunity.

No student will be subjected to prejudicial treatment for exercising his or her right to abstain from participating in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Students abstaining from participation may not be required to stand or to leave the room during the recitation of the pledge. Students who disrupt the ceremony are subject to the usual rules of the school governing disruptive behavior.

All schools are encouraged to continue to provide patriotic observances at appropriate times.

Cross Ref.: APS Student Behavior Handbook

Legal Ref.:

  • 22-2-9 NMSA 1989 Supp.

  • 22-5-4.5 NMSA 1988 Repl.

NSBA/NEPN Classification: IMDB

Revised: May 1995
Revised
: April 1996
Revised
: May 1997
Revised
: March 8, 2000

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