The online versions of legislation provided on this website are not official. Enrolled bills are the final version passed by the Ohio General Assembly and presented to the Governor for signature. The official version of acts signed by the Governor are available from the Secretary of State's Office in the Continental Plaza, 180 East Broad St., Columbus.
An attempt was made to recreate these historic documents. The original text was retained, however, during the process some errors in formatting may have been introduced. The official version of the act may be obtained from the Secretary of State's Office listed above.
(123rd General Assembly)(Amended House Bill Number 116)
To amend section 3313.602 of the Revised Code
to require school districts to devote time on or about Veterans' Day to an
observance that would convey the meaning and significance of that day.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 . That section 3313.602 of the
Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3313.602. (A) The board of education of each city, local, exempted
village, and joint vocational school district shall adopt a policy specifying
whether or not oral recitation of the pledge of allegiance to the flag shall
be a part of the school's program and, if so, establishing a time and manner
for such recitation.
(B) In the development of its graded course of study, the board of education
of each city and exempted village school district and the
governing board of each educational service center shall ensure that
the principles of democracy and ethics are emphasized and discussed wherever
appropriate in all parts of the curriculum for grades kindergarten through
(C) Each city, local, exempted village, and joint vocational school board
shall adopt policies that encourage all certificated and noncertificated
employees to be cognizant of their roles in instilling ethical principles and
democratic ideals in all district pupils.
(D) The board of education of each city, local, joint vocational,
chartered community, and exempted
village school district, and the Cleveland Scholarship and
Tutoring Program, shall require each district school
to devote time on or about
Veterans' day to an observance that conveys
the meaning and significance of that day. The amount of time each school
devotes to this observance shall be at least one hour or, in schools that
schedule class periods of less than one hour, at least one standard class
period. The board shall
determine the specific activities to
constitute the observance in each school in the district after consultation
with the school's administrators.
SECTION 2 . That existing section 3313.602 of the Revised Code is hereby