Hope ESD | BP 4319.25 Personnel
Political Activities of Employees
The Board of Trustees respects the right of school employees to engage in political discussions and activities on their own time and at their own expense. On such occasions, employees shall make it clear that they are acting as individuals and not as representatives of the district.
(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)
Like other community members, employees may use school facilities for meetings under the Civic Center Act.
(cf. 1330 - Use of School Facilities)
Employees shall refrain from prohibited activities identified in law and administrative regulations. Employees who engage in these activities shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal penalties.
(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)
7050-7057 Political activities of school officers and employees
38130-38139 Civic Center Act
51520 Prohibited solicitations on school premises
3543.1 Rights of employee organizations
Downs v. Los Angeles Unified School District, (9th Cir. 2000) 228 F.3d 1003
California Teachers Association v. Governing Board of San Diego Unified School District, (1996) 45 Cal.App. 4th 1383
L.A. Teachers Union v. L.A. City Board of Education, (1969) 71 Cal.2d 551
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 106 (2001)
84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 52 (2001)
77 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 56 (1994)
California Federation of Teachers, Local 1931 v. San Diego Community College District (2001) PERB Order #1467 (26 PERC 33014)
Policy HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 1992 Santa Barbara, California
revised: December 10, 2018