SB-0637, As Passed Senate, November 10, 2011
SENATE BILL NO. 637
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
by amending section 1347 (MCL 380.1347).
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
each public school building it
the board of
each a school
district shall purchase or
possess a United States flag of a size of not less than 4 feet 2
inches by 8 feet, flag staff, and the necessary appliances
for displaying the flag upon
the flag staff; shall erect
the flag staff on the public school building or on a conspicuous
place upon the school grounds; and shall display the flag upon the
which shall be erected on each
public school building or
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a conspicuous place upon the school grounds at all times during
school hours, inclement weather excepted, in which case the flag
shall be prominently displayed within the school building.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3), the board
of a school district or intermediate school district or board of
directors of a public school academy shall ensure that each pupil
in each public school it operates is required to recite the pledge
of allegiance to the flag of the United States each school day. In
addition to the display of the flag at the school required under
subsection (1), the board or board of directors shall ensure that a
United States flag is displayed in each classroom or other
instructional site in which pupils recite the pledge of allegiance
under this subsection.
(3) A pupil shall not be compelled, against the pupil's
objections or those of the pupil's parent or legal guardian, to
recite the pledge of allegiance.
<<(4) The board of a school district or intermediate school
district or board of directors of a public school academy, and
The school administrator in charge of a school building, shall
ensure that a pupil is not subject to any penalty or bullying at
school as a result of not reciting the pledge of allegiance.>>