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Maryland Code, Education § 7-116

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(a) The purpose of this section is to:

(1) Acknowledge 36 U.S.C. § 106, which designates September 17 of each year as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787;  and

(2) Celebrate “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” in the public schools and help instill in students knowledge of the history, importance, and enduring meaning of the United States Constitution and of the Maryland Constitution on the citizens of the State.

(b)(1) In accordance with Pub. L. 108-447 § 111(b), each county board may establish a program of education to be held on “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” each year to teach students about:

(i) The United States Constitution;  and

(ii) The Maryland Constitution.

(2) The program of education may include:

(i) Special assemblies, discussions, presentations, and events commemorating the United States Constitution and the Maryland Constitution;

(ii) The opportunity for eligible students to register to vote;  and

(iii) Efforts to reinforce existing curricula.

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