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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  1326  Community Relations

Posting And Distributing Promotional And Informational Materials   

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The district has a substantial interest in promoting an educational atmosphere in its schools. The district also has a substantial interest in preventing the commercial exploitation of its students via advertising and promotion unrelated to the district, its affiliates, or its legitimate educational concerns.

The Governing Board recognizes the need by community groups and/or individual's to post or distribute flyers to students for purposes other than the conduct of the instructional program. The posting and distribution of flyers must not interfere with the educational programs of the district and must be in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations as established by the State of California and restrictions as appropriate when determined by the district.

In general, the posting and distribution of flyers shall support the recreational, educational, scientific, literary, economic, or artistic interests of the school community or the discussion of matters of general or public interest.

Use of the district and school posting and/or distribution capabilities shall be under the supervision and control of duly appointed representative(s) of the district.

Legal Reference:


7050-7058 Political activities of school officers and employees

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

35172 Promotional activities

38130-38138 Civic Center Act

48907 Student exercise of free expression


25664 Advertisements encouraging minors to drink


Bright v. LAUSD (1976) 134 Cal. Rptr. 639, 556 P.2d 1090, 18 Cal. 3d 450

Lehman v. Shaker Heights (1974) 418 U.S. 298


adopted: September 8, 2009 Costa Mesa, California