MANDATORY PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE S.B. 637:
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Senate Bill 637 (as introduced 9-13-11)
Sponsor: Senator Roger Kahn, M.D.
Date Completed: 10-25-11
The bill would amend Section 1347 of the Revised School Code, which requires a school district to purchase and display a United States flag for each school building in the district. The bill would further require the board of a school district or intermediate district or the board of directors of a public school academy to ensure that each pupil was required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States each day. The bill also would require that the board ensure that a United States flag was displayed in each classroom in which pupils were required to recite the pledge.
If a district, intermediate district, or public school academy had to purchase additional flags in order to have a flag available in each room in which students were required to recite the pledge, then there would be additional costs to those entities.
Fiscal Analyst: Kathryn Summers
Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. sb637/1112