Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022
The governing board of each common school district shall
adopt policies that:
1. Require pupils
to recite the following passage from the Declaration of Independence for pupils
in grades 4 through 6 at the commencement of the first class of the day in the
schools: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to
secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed."; and
2. Enable the pupil or the parent or legal
guardian of the pupil to object to reciting the passage of the Declaration of
Independence, and that specify that a pupil shall not be required to
participate if the pupil or the pupil's parent or guardian objects.
Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-305
December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Adopted effective February 15, 1979 (Supp.
79-1). Repealed effective February 20, 1997 (Supp. 97-1). New Section made by
final rulemaking at 7 A.A.R. 5363, effective November 7, 2001 (Supp.