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The board recognizes that students, employees, parents or citizens may want to distribute materials within the school district that are noncurricular.  Noncurricular materials to be distributed must be approved by the building principal and meet certain standards prior to their distribution.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principals to draft administrative regulations regarding this policy.









Legal Reference:         

U.S. Const. amend. I.

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985).

Tinker v. Des Moines Ind. Comm. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969).

Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.22 (2013).



Cross References:       

502.3   Freedom of Expression

503.1   Student Conduct

504      Student Activities

603.9   Academic Freedom



Approved July 2000                     

Reviewed November 2016