7-404 - Activism and Dissent

Policy 7-404

ACTIVISM AND DISSENT

The Board of Education recognizes the fundamental right of students to express their views on school property during the regular school day. This freedom of expression will be acceptable under the following conditions:

1.The activity is not disruptive
2.The activity does not interfere with the rights of other students or staff

Students must remain fully aware that guarantees of freedom of speech and press does not protect against legal challenges on issues of libel and slander.

The Board of Education encourages students to use student government and school publications to express concerns and opinions.

Adopted 5/24/77
Modified 3/12/96
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