"The State Board of Education and all local boards shall develop and implement within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this act a comprehensive character education program for all grades to consist of not less than ten minutes of instruction per day focusing upon the students' development of the following traits: courage, patriotism, citizenship, honesty, fairness, respect for others, kindness, cooperation, self-respect, self-control, courtesy, compassion, tolerance, diligence, generosity, punctuality, cleanliness, cheerfulness, school pride, respect for the environment, patience, creativity, sportsmanship, loyalty, and perseverance. Each plan shall include the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag." Effective August 1, 1995
State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 21
Approved by Senate and House, February 11, 2000
Sponsored by Representative Mike Rogers and signed by Governor Don Siegelman
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, THAT we pledge our commitment to character by declaring Alabama to be a state of character and by doing all in our power to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, city government, state agencies, media, and community groups, and we urge the leaders of each of these areas to do likewise.
State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 23
Approved by Senate and House and Signed by Governor Bob Riley, July 27, 2005
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, THAT we reaffirm our 2000 declaration of Alabama as a state of character, commend the Board of Education and its Superintendent for its endorsement of character education, pledge to do all in our power to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, local governments, state agencies, media, and community groups, and urge the leaders of each of these areas to do likewise.