Does a school district have to provide students the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?
Yes. A school district must provide students the opportunity to salute the United States and the flag each day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Is a student required to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance?
No. A student does not have to participate in Pledge of Allegiance. However, a student who does not participate must maintain a respectful silence during the salute.
For more about students' rights, read Chapters 8 and 18 of The South Dakota School Law Deskbook.