2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-24-106.1. Classroom display – Motto of the United States of America – Classroom use of founding documents.

A. Principals and teachers in each public school in this state may display in each classroom, school auditorium, and school cafeteria under their supervision the following motto of the United States of America: “E PLURIBUS UNUM (Out of Many One)” and "IN GOD WE TRUST". For purposes of this subsection, "classroom" means any room of a public school where instruction takes place.

B. Each school district in the state shall permit a principal or teacher to utilize in a public school building, classroom, or at any public school event any grade-level-appropriate excerpts or portions of the documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records relating to the history, heritage, or foundation of the United States or the State of Oklahoma including, but not limited to, the:

1. Mayflower Compact;

2. Declaration of Independence;

3. Constitutions of the United States and the State of Oklahoma;

4. Federalist Papers;

5. Pledge of Allegiance;

6. National anthem;

7. Presidential records and speeches;

8. Acts and published records of Congress; and

9. United States Supreme Court decisions and records.

C. School districts shall not limit or restrain instruction in American or Oklahoma state history or heritage based on religious references in documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or the materials described in subsection B of this section. These and any other materials shall be used for educational purposes only and not to establish or promote any religion.

Added by Laws 2004, c. 197, § 4, eff. July 1, 2004. Amended by Laws 2009, c. 100, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009.

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