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policy Number:  5140


Period of Silent Meditation


Consistent with the mandate of state law, it is the policy of the Meriden Board of Education to provide an opportunity at the start of every school day for each student and each teacher to observe a time of silent meditation.


A period of silent meditation will be held at the opening of school in the morning.  This period of meditation is to be no less than thirty (30) seconds.  It is not the prerogative of the school system or of any school to determine or attempt to determine the subject of meditation.  Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for it to take place.


Legal Reference:

Connecticut General Statutes, Section 10-16a




Approved:   April 28, 1981


Amended:  August 19, 2014


Previous Policy Number: IC7



Approved 8/19/2014
Previous Policy Number: 5202