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903.5 Distribution of Materials


The Board recognizes that students, employees, parents or citizens may want to distribute materials within the school district that are noncurricular.  Noncurricular materials to be distributed must be approved by the building principal and meet certain standards prior to their distribution.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principals to draft administrative regulations regarding this policy.



Legal Reference:                  U.S. Const. amend. I.

                                           Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).

                                           Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).

                                           New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325 (1985).

                                           Tinker v. Des Moines Ind. Comm. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969).

                                           Bystrom v. Fridley High School, 822 F.2d 747 (8th Cir. 1987).

                                           Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 280.22 (2007).


Cross Reference:                  502.3  Freedom of Expression

                                           503.1  Student Conduct

                                           504     Student Activities

                                           603.9  Academic Freedom


Approved:    7/7/97                   Reviewed:    5/01                       Revised: