Sponsored materials may be distributed to students according to the following guidelines. Administrators shall interpret this policy in a conservative manner and may consult appropriate system-level administrators.
Materials received for potential distribution must first be classified into one (1) of the following five (5) categories. The ruling for that category shall then be applied.
Examples of informational materials include schedules, announcements of community events (concerts, committee meetings, other meetings, camps), and insurance flyers of carriers approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee. .
Distribution of informational materials to students by community organizations or individuals shall be limited to those materials which will contribute to the educational or cultural development of students enrolled in Corporation schools and which is not adverse to any interest of the corporation or their community partners, such as the Carmel Dad's Club, the Carmel Swim Club, or the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation.
Requests for distribution of materials may be presented to the Community Relations Liaison for consideration . This individual will consult a list of groups whose materials have been approved by the Superintendent.
If approved, the methods of distribution to students shall be determined by the Community Relations Liaison .
ADVERTISING MATERIALS (THOSE COMMERCIAL MATERIALS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR THE PROMOTION OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE)
School personnel shall avoid distribution of materials of a questionable nature.
Advertising may be displayed on the product/tickets/materials approved by the building principal or Community Relations Liaison for distribution, sale, or display.
Schools shall not:
A. be used for concealed, misleading, extravagant, or otherwise inappropriate advertising;
B. distribute materials from any organization advocating overthrow of the government.
Examples of curricular materials include sponsored reading incentive programs, safety programs, and health/science-related programs.
Distribution of these materials shall be at the discretion of the building principal or Community Relations Liaison.
Scholarship materials, including those representing commercial agencies, may be distributed to students at the discretion of the building principal.
Tickets for Corporation activities may be distributed and/or sold with the approval of the building principal or designee. Advertising may be displayed on the tickets.
Tickets for non-Corporation activities are addressed under "Advertising Materials".