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8241- Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education

Policy:  Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education Policy Number: 8241
Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002 Date Revision Adopted: 10/14/2020
Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/16/2020 Date of Next Review: 09/16/2023
Replacement of Policy Number:  

In order to promote a spirit of patriotic and civil service and obligation, K-12 students will receive instruction in patriotism, citizenship, and human rights issues through the social studies curriculum. The Board also directs that all secondary students receive instruction in the history, meaning, significance and effect of the United States Constitution, the New York State Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. At the high school level, particular attention will be given to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery, the Holocaust, and the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to 1850 (the “Irish Potato Famine”).

The curricula for such courses must include the subjects specified by the Board of Regents and be for the period of instruction, as mandated by the Regents, which is necessary in these subjects in each of the appropriate grades.

The Board directs that the above named subjects, as mandated by law, be addressed in the instructional curricula provided by the District.

Education Law Section 801
Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080