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72-9929. "Periods of silence" authorized. In each public school classroom the teacher in charge may observe a brief period of silence with the participation of all the pupils therein assembled at the opening of every school day. This period shall not be conducted as a religious exercise but shall be an opportunity for silent prayer or for silent reflection on the anticipated activities of the day.

History: L. 1969, ch. 310, ยง 24; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

72-5308a.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Constitutional Law: A Valid Secular Purpose is Required for 'Moment of Silent Prayer' Statutes [Wallace v. Jaffree, 105 S.Ct. 2479 (1985)]," Paul C. Herr, 25 W.L.J. 366 (1986).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Constitutionality of statute. 85-83.


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