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Distribution Posting Promotional Literature: KHC

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Distribution Posting Promotional Literature: KHC
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The purpose of this policy is to define the parameters applicable to the distribution or posting of noncurricular materials in District public schools in a manner that does not disrupt the district’s educational programs nor interfere with the district’s mission. Requests from the public to distribute or post non-curricular materials in district public schools or buildings or on district property may be permitted in accordance with this policy and accompanying regulation.

Non-curricular materials deemed “unacceptable” by the district shall not be approved for posting or distribution. The following shall be considered "unacceptable" material:

  • Material that promotes or favorably portrays unlawful conduct or conduct that violates Board policy, including but not limited to the Board´s policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Material that is injurious to, or encourages conduct that threatens disruption of school operations or endangers the health or safety of staff and/or students.
  • Material designed for commercial purposes-advertising a product or service for sale or rentunless the material itself has educational value that makes the commercial message a secondary consideration.
  • Material that is libelous, invades the rights of others or inhibits the functioning of the school or district, or advocates interference with the rights of any individual or with the normal operation of the school or district.
  • Material which in any way promotes, favors or opposes the candidacy of any candidate for election, or the adoption of any bond issues proposal, or any public question submitted at any general, municipal or school election. The prohibition shall not apply on any election day or special election when the school is being used as a polling place.
  • Material that is obscene, vulgar or patently offensive as defined by prevailing community standards throughout the district.
  • Material that is inconsistent with or unrelated to the district´s mission and educational values.

This policy governs non-curricular material and is not intended to prevent or limit distribution of materials by and shall not be interpreted to interfere with the prerogative of teachers that are intended to supplement and enrich text and reference book materials used in their courses with materials which are timely and up to date. However, no teacher shall distribute noncurricular materials in his or her class without complying with this policy and accompanying regulation.

The superintendent or designee shall present to any person or persons wishing to distribute printed noncurricular materials a copy of this policy and the accompanying procedures.

The Superintendent shall proceed through the courts of law to obtain injunctive relief and damages, where applicable, for any unauthorized distribution of printed non-curricular materials.