Riverside USD | AR 1325 Community Relations
Advertising And Promotion
The Superintendent or designee may approve the distribution to students of materials prepared by organizations which are school sponsored or school related, which extend the community's cultural, recreational, artistic or educational opportunities, and which do not promote any particular religious or political interest.
The schools shall not distribute campaign materials pertaining to a candidate, party, or ballot measure.
Campaign materials may be distributed on district property by staff members only during non-instructional time before and after school and during duty-free lunch periods. Campaign materials also may be distributed at a forum in which candidates or advocates from all sides are presenting their views to the students during school hours, or during events scheduled pursuant to the Civic Center Act.
Materials may be distributed, however, to announce public forums in which all candidates or sides of an issue are invited to participate at any time other than during events scheduled pursuant to the Civic Center Act.
Products and materials donated by commercial enterprises may be used in the classroom as long as they serve an educational purpose and do not unduly promote any commercial activity or products. Such materials may bear the name or logo of the donor. The use of such materials does not imply district endorsement of any identified commercial products or services.
The Superintendent or designee may prohibit advertisements which are inconsistent with school objectives and do not reasonably relate to the educational purpose of school-sponsored publications. In addition, the Superintendent or designee may allow the distribution of promotional material of a commercial nature within the parameters of law and administrative regulation but also may prohibit the distribution of materials which lack educational value or are not related directly to the school program.
School-sponsored publications, announcements and, radio and television programs may accept paid advertising and promotional materials except for that prohibited by law and administrative regulations.
Advertising copy may be solicited and prepared only to the extent that this process furthers the educational well-being of the students involved. Excessive solicitation of the same sources shall be avoided. Students shall not be exploited to raise money, and time spent securing ads shall not infringe upon the school program.
School-sponsored publications shall serve as a learning experience and are not intended to serve as a public forum. The district may prohibit advertisements which are inconsistent with school objectives or do not reasonably relate to the educational purpose of school-sponsored publications.
Regulation RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: June 26, 2018 Riverside, California