Student publications produced as part of the school’s curriculum or with the support of the associated student body fund are intended to serve both as vehicles for instruction and student communication. They are operated or substantively financed by the district.
Material appearing in such publications should reflect all areas of student interest, including topics about which there may be controversy and dissent. Controversial issues may be presented provided that they are treated in depth and represent a variety of viewpoints. Such materials may not: be libelous, obscene or profane; cause a substantial disruption of the school; invade the privacy of others; demean any race, religion, sec, or ethnic group; or, advocate the violation of the law or advertise tobacco products, liquor, illicit drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
The written and oral expression by students while at school is encouraged so long as it does not disrupt or interfere either with the educational process or with freedom of others to express themselves.
The superintendent shall develop guidelines to implement these standards and shall establish procedures for the prompt review of any materials which appear not to comply with the standards.
|Legal References:||WAC 180-40-215||Student rights|
Adoption Date: 04.10.95
Clover Park School District