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The Board wishes to minimize intrusions on the teaching and learning time of students and staff. While there are many worthy activities in the communities served by the District that are sponsored by various non-profit organizations, the Board believes that flyers, brochures, emails, or other materials that are not directly related to community activities, school programs, school curriculum, or school-related activities should not be distributed. The Board encourages organizations wishing to distribute materials regarding activities for students to accommodate families with limited financial resources.
Only the following materials may be distributed to students to be carried home:
A. Communications from the Board, Superintendent, school administrators, and school staff such as newsletters, letters to parents, announcements of meetings or events, school forms, and classroom information;
B. Information and notices concerning school-sponsored activities and programs for students and/or parents;
C. Information and notices concerning activities and programs offered by groups affiliated or in partnerships with district schools, (such as parent-teacher organizations, booster groups, and educational institutions) and
D. Information and notices concerning programs available to students from non-profit community organizations and municipal, state and federal agencies.
To minimize disruption to classes, materials associated with paragraphs C. and D. above may not be distributed without the approval of the Superintendent or designee.
Posting of Non-Profit/Community Materials
Building principals may designate a bulletin board or other specific location where notices regarding non-profit community activities or events that may be of interest to students and/or parents may be posted. Any local non-profit group may submit such materials. All materials must include a statement that the activity or program is not affiliated with or endorsed by the school or District.
Materials that interfere with the instructional process or the operations of the schools, that are lewd or obscene, libelous, that are discriminatory or infringe upon the rights of others, promote illegal activities or are in violation of any Board policy will not be posted.
In order to make sufficient space available, building principals may establish rules for the size of notices/flyers and the length of time they may be posted.
Community materials may not be posted without the prior approval of the building principal.
Cross reference: KJ Advertising in the Schools
FIRST READING: April 9, 2015
SECOND READING: May 7, 2015
ADOPTION: May 7, 2015