The following was included in TCTA's 2017-18 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2017 but is subject to change.

Students must recite the pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags once each day, followed by one minute of silence during which students may reflect, pray, meditate or engage in any silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student. The teacher or employee in charge must maintain silence during this period. Parents may excuse their children from these activities with a written request.