JICE — Student Publications

The School Board may authorize school-sponsored publications, such as annual yearbooks, student newspapers, and Internet web-sites. All publications will conform to rules established by the Superintendent and the building principal. Any publication not approved by the Board will not be considered a school publication and shall not be distributed on school property. Further, school district resources shall not be used for the production, printing, posting, or assembly of any non-approved publication.

All school publications will be under the supervision of the school principal or his/her designee. The principal or his/her designee has the right to limit or edit the contents of any school publication. There is the assumption that nothing published in student publications will be libelous, slanderous, obscene, advocate illegal activities, infringe on copyrighted material, or otherwise cause substantial disruption to school activities and functions. The school principal or his/her designee will review all school-sponsored publications before they are printed, posted or distributed to ensure the publication conforms to these standards.

Legal References:

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

Category: R

1st Read: November 5, 2013
2nd Read: December 3, 2013
Adopted: December 3, 2013