TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 10. INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING IN GENERAL
PART II. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SUBPART B. UNRELATED MATTERS
17:2115 Silent prayer or meditation; pledge of allegiance
A. Each parish, city, and other local public school board in the state shall permit the proper school authorities of each school within its jurisdiction to allow an opportunity, at the start of each school day, for those students and teachers desiring to do so to observe a brief time in silent prayer or meditation. The allowance of a brief time for silent prayer or meditation shall not be intended nor interpreted as state support of or interference with religion, nor shall such time allowance be promoted as a religious exercise and the implementation of this Section shall remain neutral toward religion.
B. Each parish and city school board in the state shall also permit the proper authorities of each school to allow the opportunity for group recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag". Such recitation shall occur at the commencement of the first class of each day in all grades and in all public schools.
Added by Acts 1976, No. 226, 1. Amended by Acts 1980, No. 519, 1; Acts 1987, No. 620, 1; Acts 1989, No. 380, 2; Acts 1992, No. 320, 1; Acts 1999, No. 904, 1. Amended by Acts 2002, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 56, 1.