COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 13
January 16, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Guidelines on the Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance

 
  Section  22.1-202(B) of the Code of Virginia requires the
  Board of Education, in consultation with the Office of the
  Attorney General, to develop guidelines on constitutional
  rights and restrictions relating to the recitation of the
  pledge of allegiance to the American flag in public schools.

  At the December 16 meeting of the Board of Education, the
  attached Guidelines on the Recitation of the Pledge of
  Allegiance were adopted.  Should you have any questions, you
  may contact the Department of Education at (804) 225-2023.


  RTL/mfm

  Attachment: A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
              will be sent to the superintendent's office.