Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 171
School Operations
Section 171.021

August 28, 2013


Schools receiving public moneys to display United States flag--requirement to recite Pledge of Allegiance once a week--students not required to recite.

171.021. 1. Every school in this state which is supported in whole or in part by public moneys, during the hours while school is in session, shall display in some prominent place either upon the outside of the school building or upon a pole erected in the school yard the flag of the United States of America.

2. Every school in this state which is supported in whole or in part by public moneys shall ensure that the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America is recited in at least one scheduled class of every pupil enrolled in that school no less often than once per week. No student shall be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

(L. 1963 p. 200 11-2, A.L. 2002 S.B. 718)

(Source: RSMo 1959 163.030)


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