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

Policy Date: 06/12/2001

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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
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: October 25, 1996
Adopted: June 12, 2001