La Canada USD | BP 5145.2 Students
Freedom Of Speech/Expression: Publications Code
Free inquiry and exchange of ideas are essential parts of a democratic education. The Governing Board respects students' rights to express ideas and opinions, take stands, and support causes, whether controversial or not, through their speech, writings, printed materials and/or the wearing of buttons, badges and other insignia.
(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)
Student freedom of expression shall be limited only as allowed by law in order to maintain an orderly school environment and to protect the rights, health and safety of all members of the school community. Students shall not be disciplined solely on the basis of constitutionally protected speech or other communication.
(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that due process is followed when resolving disputes regarding student freedom of expression.
(cf. 6145.3 - Publications)
48907 Exercise of free expression; rules and regulations
48950 Speech and other communication
51520 Prohibited solicitations on school premises
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
Harper v. Poway Unified School District, (2005) 445 F.3d 1166
Perumal et al v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District, (1988) 198 Cal. App. 3d 64
Tinker v. Des Moines School District, (1969) 393 U.S. 503
Collin v. Smith, (1978) 447 F. Supp. 676, affd. (1978) 578 F.2d 1197, cert. den. (1978) 439 U.S. 916
Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adopted: January 16, 1996 La Canada Flintridge, California