TO: Division Superintendents
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Minute of Silence
Senate Bill 209, passed by the 2000 General Assembly, requires the school board of each school division to establish the daily observance of a minute of silence in each classroom. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2000.
Attached is a memorandum to superintendents and public school principals that provides guidance for implementing the new legislation. Copies of this memorandum and the attachment are being sent to all public school principals.
Should you have any questions about this new law and how it should be implemented, please call Deputy Attorney General Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. at (804) 786-4072.