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Policies » Section K: School/Community - Home Relations » KDCA: Use of Students in Public Information Program

Policy Date: 02/13/2009

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One of the strongest links of communication between the district and the public is the pupil in the classroom. Failure to provide parents with appropriate information may lead to misinformation about the schools.

It is the responsibility of the school administration to see that information regarding school activities, programs, and organizations is properly disseminated to parents.

The school administration shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the use of students as couriers is limited to carrying information about the school system or a particular school, except as specifically provided in the following paragraph. School information may include publications, newsletters, notices, or other printed matter published under the name of the district, the individual school, or the recognized parent/teacher groups.

Students may serve as couriers for information generated by non-school organizations, subject to the following conditions:
1. The information clearly states that it is not school-sponsored.
2. The sponsor of the information/activity is a non-profit organization and the activity is student-related.
3. The School Board, Superintendent or his/her designee reserves the right to refuse any request for distribution of such information on a case-by-case basis.
4. The distribution of such information is subject to prior approval by the Superintendent or designee.

Information published by the district, individual school, employee organizations or unions, recognized parent/teacher groups, or non-school groups which advocates a particular position on bond issues, political matters, labor relations issues, or district budgets will not be distributed through the use of students as couriers.

Adopted: June 12, 2001
Reviewed: February 13, 2007