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Series 1000 - Community Relations

1140 - 1. Communication with the Public - A. Media Communication - (7.) Distribution of Materials by Students
Posted 03/01/2013 09:00AM


Series 1000 – Community Relations

1. Communication with the Public

A. Media Communication

(7.) Distribution of Materials by Students

Printed materials may be distributed to parents by students as inexpensive means of mass communication. 

To provide the most effective use of this technique without exploitation of staff or students, the Superintendent or his/her designee may approve such distribution providing:

  1. The materials relate to the school, community, local recreational or civic activities.
  2. The materials do not relate to any religious belief or activity, or promote private gain, or political position.
  3. The materials do not promote any political party or candidate.

All requests from groups or individual to have students distribute materials to people in the community, with the exception of requests from school-connected organizations like parent-teacher organizations or Board appointed citizens’ ad hoc committees, will be referred to the office of the Superintendent to determine whether the requests comply with overall school purposes and policy.

Information concerning a budget or referendum, specifying only the time, date, location, and question or proposal may be disseminated though the students.  This information may not contain statements, or be written in a manner which may advocate a position on the budget or on a referendum question.

Legal Reference:

Connecticut General Statutes
9-369b  Explanatory text relating to local questions.


Policy Adopted: October 6, 1998 SUFFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Revised: May 16, 2006 Suffield, Connecticut

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