2013 Mississippi Code
Title 37 - EDUCATION
Chapter 13 - CURRICULUM; SCHOOL YEAR AND ATTENDANCE
§ 37-13-181 - Character education programs in public schools authorized
The local school boards of the public school districts, in their discretion, may develop and implement, at the beginning of the 1999-2000 school year, a comprehensive program for character education in Grades K-12. The definition of the character traits chosen by the school district for implementation shall reflect and be in keeping with both the spirit and the letter of the following founding documents: the Mississippi Constitution of 1890; the Constitution of the United States of America; the Declaration of Independence; and state and federal law. A public school may not define or teach character or character traits in any manner that might promote or encourage students to participate in conduct that would violate any state or federal law.
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