Distribution of Materials by Students
Printed materials may be distributed to parents by students as inexpensive means of mass communications. At the same time, this procedure can prove objectionable to parents and the school district if overdone.
All requests from groups or individuals to have students distribute materials to parents in the community, with the exception of requests from school-connected organizations like parent-teacher organizations or Board-appointed committees, will be referred to the office of the Superintendent or his her designee to determine whether the requests comply with overall school purposes and policy.
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.
4. The materials are to be distributed at no cost to the schools.
On issues to be decided at referenda, information distributed by school personnel or Board of Education members, whether through students or otherwise, may only provide information on the time, date, location, and question of the referenda and may not advocate positions on the referenda questions.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
9-369b Explanatory text relating to local questions
Adopted: December 5, 2006