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Stanislaus COE |  AR  1325  Community Relations

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Distribution of Materials

Materials generated by nonstudents may be distributed or posted in County Office of Education schools only when prior approval has been granted by the County Superintendent of Schools or designee.

Unless generated by the school, surveys or questionnaires requiring student or parent/guardian response also must be first approved by the County Superintendent or designee. All materials to be distributed shall bear the name and contact location of the sponsoring group.

(cf. 6162.8 - Research)


Materials shall not be distributed to students or advertised in school-sponsored publications if they:

1. Are obscene, libelous, or slanderous. (Education Code 48907)

2. Incite students to commit unlawful acts, violate school rules, or disrupt the school's orderly operation. (Education Code 48907)

3. Discriminate against, attack or denigrate any group on account of gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, or other unlawful consideration; or promote one group over another.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

4. Solicit funds or services for an organization, with the exception of solicitations authorized in County Office policy.

(cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)

5. Promote the use or sale of materials or services which are illegal or inconsistent with school objectives. Ads for tobacco, intoxicants, and r-rated and x-rated movies or products shall not be used.

6. Announce the meetings of noncurricular student-initiated groups.

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)

Before publication, the County Superintendent or designee shall review all advertising copies to assure that they comply with the provisions of Board policy and administrative regulation.

At their discretion, teachers may use commercial-free instructional television programs and other instructional materials that do not require advertising to be viewed.

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

Schools shall not distribute unsolicited merchandise for which an ensuing payment is requested.


approved: February 4, 2003 Modesto, California