The Education Code of the State of California, Section 52720 , states in part that:
In every public secondary school there shall be conducted daily appropriate patriotic exercises. The giving of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America shall satisfy such requirement. Such patriotic exercises for secondary schools shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations which shall be adopted by the governing board of the district maintaining the secondary school.
Regulations covering this specification and other patriotic observances have been adopted by the district Board of Education and written into district Administrative Procedure 4922 (pdf). The procedure states, in part, that: