Grosse Pointe Public Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

9700A - DISTRIBUTION AND/OR POSTING OF MATERIALS FROM OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS

"Outside organizations" is defined as any organization or individual that is not officially affiliated with the District or an individual school or department or a Recognized Student Group within the school system. NOTE: All parent support groups (e.g. parents' clubs, booster clubs, PTOs, PTO Council, Family Center, etc.), Kids Club, Pointe After and community services are officially affiliated with the District.

Materials from outside organizations or individuals may be distributed to students and/or staff as follows:

 A.Materials may be posted on the District electronic bulletin board through application to the Superintendentís office and payment of a designated fee. (See attached form.) The electronic bulletin board is open to both for-profit and non-profit organizations offering educational or recreational opportunities for youth and parenting programs. The following disclaimer will appear on the electronic bulletin board:
  Information posted on this electronic bulletin board is provided as a community service. All organizations posting information on this site have applied to the District.

 B.Materials that have been approved by the Superintendentís office and posted on the electronic bulletin board may also be displayed on designated school literature racks or counters provided that the racks or counters posted a prominent sign with the disclaimer listed in A above.

 C.Materials from non-profit organizations may be posted on certain school system fences and score boards upon approval of the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Support Services.

 D.Materials may be posted in counseling centers if they relate to the services provided by the counseling centers. All such materials must be approved by the school principal.

 E.No materials from outside organizations may be distributed in student backpacks, attached to school newsletters, announced on school system public address systems or video systems, displayed on school system bulletin boards (except as noted above) or walls, transmitted on school system television channels, placed in staff mailboxes, or printed on school system photocopiers or computer printers. The following exceptions apply:

  1.Materials publicizing programs that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by the District in collaboration with other organizations, provided that the materials state that the program is sponsored by or co-sponsored by the District may be distributed by these means provided that such materials are approved by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or designee will notify building administrators by e-mail to let them know that the materials have been approved for distribution.

  2.Materials publicizing programs offered by student-led after-school programs in accordance with the Federal Equal Access Act may be distributed by these means provided that such materials have been reviewed and approved by the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or designee will notify building administrators by e-mail to let them know that the materials have been approved for distribution.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The district operates as a limited open forum. Therefore, decisions regarding distribution of materials must be conducted in a neutral and nondiscriminatory manner.

Revised 11/25/13