Cumberland Community Unit School District #77 8:25
No material or literature shall be posted or distributed that would: (1) disrupt the educational process, (2) violate the rights or invade the privacy of others, (3) infringe on a trademark or copyright, or (4) be defamatory, obscene, vulgar, or indecent.
Community, Educational, Charitable, or Recreational Organizations
Community, educational, charitable, recreational, or similar groups may, under procedures established by the Superintendent, advertise events pertinent to students’ interests or involvement. This may include displaying posters in areas reserved for community posters, having flyers distributed to students, or being included in the school’s or District’s website where appropriate. All material and literature must be student-oriented and have the sponsoring organization’s name prominently displayed.
Commercial Companies and Political Candidates or Parties
Commercial companies may purchase space for their advertisements in or on: (1) athletic field fences, (2) athletic, theater, or music programs, (3) scoreboards, or (4) other appropriate location, provided the advertisements are consistent with administrative procedures and approved by the Board of Education. No Board approval is needed for commercial material related to graduation, class pictures, or class rings.
No part of the School District, including facilities, the name, the staff, and the students, shall be used for advertising or promoting the interests of any commercial company except as authorized by and consistent with administrative procedures and approved by the Board.
Material from candidates and political parties will not be accepted for posting or distribution, except when used as part of the curriculum.
LEGAL REF.: Berger v. Rensselaer Central School Corp., 982 F.2d 1160 (7th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 113 S.Ct. 2344 (1993).
DiLoreto v. Downey Unified School Dist., 196 F.3d 958 (9th Cir. 1999).
Hedges v. Wauconda Community Unit School Dist., No. 18, 9 F.3d 5 (7th Cir. 1993).
Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School Dist., 113 S.Ct. 2141 (1993).
Sherman v. Community Consolidated School Dist. 21, 8 F.3d 1160 (7th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 114 S.Ct. 2109 (1994).
CROSS REF.: 7:310 (Restrictions on Publications and Written or Electronic Material), 7:325 (Student Fund-Raising Activities), 7:330 (Student Use of Buildings – Equal Access)
ADOPTED: December 21, 2006