Board Policies


Adoption Date: Oct 23, 1996
5722 - SCHOOL SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS

The Board reserves the right to identify and prohibit the publications or productions which are not protected by the right of free expression because they violate the rights of others.  Such unprotected materials are those which:

A. are grossly prejudicial to an ethnic, religious, racial, or other delineated group;

B. libel any specific person or persons

C. seek to establish the supremacy of a particular religious denomination, sect, or point of view;

D. advocate the use or advertise the availability of any substance or material which may reasonably be believed to:

1. constitute a direct and substantial danger to the health of students;
2. contain obscenity or material otherwise deemed to be harmful to impressionable students who may receive them;
3. incite violence, advocate the use of force, or urge the violation of law or school regulations.

The Board prohibits publications and productions which:

A. fail to identify the student or organization responsible for distribution;
B. solicit funds for non-school organizations or institutions when such solicitations have not been approved by the Superintendent or designee.

The decision as to whether or not something is published, or produced shall be made by the advisor with appeal to the principal or Superintendent.

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