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3.40 Advertising in Schools

3.40 Advertising in Schools

Chapter 3.00: School Administration

3.40

ADVERTISING IN SCHOOLS

POLICY

I. Non-Commercial Advertisements

School officials, with the Superintendent’s approval, may cooperate with any governmental agency in promoting activities in the general public’s interest or may cooperate in furthering the work of any non-profit community-wide social service agency; provided that such cooperation does not restrict or interfere with the educational program of the school and is non-partisan and non-controversial.

II. Commercial Advertisements

A. Commercial advertisements will not be distributed from schools to homes or the community by students or other means without the approval of the Superintendent.

B. An exception to the restriction in (2)(a) is granted for advertisements in school publications, including, but not limited to, student newspapers, yearbooks, and parent newsletters, which are sold to support the publications or student activities.

C. Prior approval of the Superintendent must be obtained before posting commercial advertisements on school property.

D. Free materials may be accepted for instructional purposes under the following conditions:

1. The materials should be of the type that teachers seek, not materials that are thrust upon them to promote the interests of the sponsoring company.

2. The materials should fulfill a legitimate purpose of the school curriculum.

3. The advertisement shall be limited to recognition of the donation by the corporate sponsor and should not be blatant or dominate the material.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New

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