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72-3234. Same; state board of education; rules and regulations. On or before December 31, 2013, the state board of education shall adopt rules and regulations requiring appropriate instruction be provided as part of the curriculum for grades kindergarten through eight on history and government concerning the original intent, meaning and importance of the declaration of independence and the United States constitution, including the bill of rights of the United States constitution, in their historical contexts. The religious references in the writings of the founding fathers shall not be censored when presented as part of such instruction. Such rules and regulations shall provide that the study of the declaration of independence include the study of the relationship of the ideas expressed in that document to subsequent American history, including the relationship of such ideas to the rich diversity of our people as a nation of immigrants, the American revolution, the formulation of the United States constitution and the abolitionist movement, which led to the emancipation proclamation and the women's suffrage movement. Such instruction shall be taught during "celebrate freedom week," established under K.S.A. 72-3233, and amendments thereto, or during such other full school week as determined by the board of education of the school district.

History: L. 2013, ch. 121, § 2; July 1.

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