Board of Education Policy 3140: Flag Display

In keeping with State Education Law and Executive Law, the Board of Education accepts its duty to display the United States flag upon or near each public school building during school hours, weather permitting, and such other times as the statutes may require or the Board may direct.

When ordered by the President, Governor, or local official, to commemorate a tragic event or the death of an outstanding individual, the flag shall be flown at half-staff. The Superintendent’s approval shall be required for the flag to be flown at half-staff upon any other occasion. Regulations for seeking such approval shall be established by the superintendent.

The flag shall be displayed in every assembly room (i.e., the auditorium) including the room where the Board of Education meetings are conducted, as well as displayed in all rooms used for instruction.

4 USC Section 6
Education Law Sections 418-420
Executive Law Sections 402 and 403
8 NYCRR Sections 108.1-108.3

Adopted January 7, 2019