JHCA Student Publications (See KI)
School-Sponsored Student Publications
School-sponsored student publications shall be under the supervision of the building principal or designated faculty representative.
Students who have facts and opinions should be allowed to expressthem in print as well as through oral communications. However, student editors and writers must observe the same legal responsibilities as those imposed upon conventional newspapers and communication media. No student shall distribute any school publication which:
- Is obscene according to current legal definitions;
- Is libelous according to current legal definitions; or
- Creates a material or substantial interference with normal school activity or with appropriate discipline in the operation of the school.
- Student publications which are not libelous, disruptive, or obscene may be distributed on school property during school hours at times and in areas designated by the building principal.
If a decision to disapprove distribution of a publication 1s made, the principal shall state reasons for the decision to the student(s).
If the student is dissatisfied with the principal's decision, the student may appeal the decision to the superintendent.
Non-School Sponsored Student Publications
Non-school sponsored student publications may be distributed on school property at times and in areas designated by the building principal. Distribution of any non-school-sponsored publication may be halted if the material is obscene, libelous, creates a material or substantial disruption of normal school activity, or interferes with the operation of the school. Distribution in violation of this policy may result in suspension, expulsion, or other discipline of the students involved.
Ads concerning illegal drugs, any controlled substances, or any illegal activity are prohibited in school sponsored publications.
Approved: KASB Recommendation- 7/96; 4/07; 12/15
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