• Community Relations

    8:25 Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities

    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. No material, literature, or advertisement shall be posted or distributed without advance approval as described in this policy.

    Community, Educational, Charitable, or Recreational Organizations

    Community, educational, charitable, recreational, or similar groups may, under procedures established by the Director, advertise events pertinent to students' interests or involvement as approved. All advertisements must (1) be student-oriented, (2) prominently display the sponsoring organization's name, and (3) be approved in advance by the Director or designee. DAOES reserves the right to decide where and when any advertisement or flyer is distributed, displayed, or posted.

    Commercial Companies and Political Candidates or Parties

    No part of DAOES, 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 of Directors.

    Material from candidates and political parties will not be accepted for posting or distribution, except when used as part of the curriculum.


    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. 118, 9 F.3d 1295 (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).

    Victory Through Jesus Sports Ministry v. Lee's Summit R-7 Sch. Dist.,640 F.3d 329 (8th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S.Ct. 592 (2011).


    ADOPTED:June 18, 2020