First Amendment Rights
Students - Civil & Legal Responsibilities
The intent of the Board's policy is to encourage student expression in school sponsored, classroom, and other activities.
The Board of Education recognizes that students have the right to express themselves verbally, in writing, and by posting of materials in the schools. Such expressions shall be subject to review by the appropriate authority to determine that the content and the form are not obscene, libelous, vulgar or substantially disruptive to the educational process.
Legal Reference: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent
Community School District,
393 U.S. 503 (1969).
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeir,
494 U.S. 260 (1988).
Adopted: March 21, 1988
Revised: June 6, 2006