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§ 15-1516.1. Meditation and prayer periods

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. Education

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XV. Terms and Courses of Study (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (b). Prescribed Courses and Instruction
24 P.S. § 15-1516.1
§ 15-1516.1. Meditation and prayer periods
(a) In each public school classroom, the teacher in charge may, or if so authorized or directed by the board of school directors by which he is employed, shall, at the opening of school upon every school day, conduct a brief period of silent prayer or meditation with the participation of all the pupils therein assembled.
(b) The silent prayer or meditation authorized by subsection (a) of this section is not intended to be, and shall not be conducted as, a religious service or exercise, but shall be considered as an opportunity for silent prayer or meditation on a religious theme by those who are so disposed, or a moment of silent reflection on the anticipated activities of the day.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XV, § 1516.1, added 1972, Dec. 6, P.L. 1412, No. 305, § 1, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 15-1516.1, PA ST 24 P.S. § 15-1516.1
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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