• Instruction

    6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues

    Please refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreement(s).

    For employees not covered by a current applicable bargaining agreement:

    The Director shall ensure that all school-sponsored presentations and discussions of controversial or sensitive topics in the instructional program, including those made by guest speakers, are:

    • Age-appropriate. Proper decorum, considering the students’ ages, should be followed.
    • Consistent with the curriculum and serve an educational purpose. 
    • Informative and present a balanced view.
    • Respectful of the rights and opinions of everyone. Emotional criticisms and hurtful sarcasm should be avoided.
    • Not tolerant of profanity or slander.

    The System specifically reserves its right to stop any school-sponsored activity that it determines violates this policy, is harmful to the System or the students, or violates State or federal law.

    CROSS REF.:          6:40 (Curriculum Development), 6:255 (Assemblies and Ceremonies)


    Adopted: June 18, 2020