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School-Related Student Publications: JICEA

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School-Related Student Publications: JICEA

School-sponsored publications are an educational activity through which students can gain experience in reporting, writing, editing and an understanding of responsible journalism.

The Superintendent encourages students to express their views in school-sponsored publications, observing rules for responsible journalism while complying with this policy and state and federal law. To protect the rights of all members of the school community and to support the district´s educational mission and purposes, students are prohibited from publishing expression which:

  • is false or obscene;
  • is libelous, slanderous, or defamatory under state law;
  • presents a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts, violation of school rules, or material and substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school;
  • violates the privacy rights of others; or
  • threatens violence to property or persons.

Student editors of school-sponsored publications are responsible for determining the news, opinion, and advertising content of their publications subject to the limitations of this policy, its accompanying regulation, and applicable state and federal law. The publications advisor within each school is responsible for supervising the production of school-sponsored publications and for teaching and encouraging free and responsible expression and professional standards of journalism.

The publications advisor has authority to establish or limit writing assignments for students working with publications and to otherwise direct and control the learning experience that publications are intended to provide when participation in a school-sponsored publication is part of a school class or activity for which grades or school credits are given.