The Board of Education of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District recognizes that the process of educating students for responsible citizenship in a democratic society requires every reasonable opportunity for them to exercise the rights of freedom of speech and expression in the context of the public school environment.

The purpose of this policy is to insure the freedom to these rights with due regard to the rights of others and to the need for reasonable restrictions in the operation of the public school system.

The superintendent shall establish such rules and regulations in administrative procedures as are necessary to insure that students may responsibly exercise such free expression.

Students have the responsibility to respect the rights of all persons involved in the educational process and to exercise the highest degree of self-discipline in recognizing and adhering to rules and regulations. Responsibility is inherent in the exercise of every right. Consequently, this policy shall not be interpreted to allow that which is obscene, libelous, slanderous; that which incites unlawful acts or the violation of school regulations; that which expresses racial, ethnic or religious prejudices; or that which substantially disrupts the orderly operation of the school.



Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 48916

Prohibited use of electronic listening or recording device; penalties



Section 51512




Section 51520

Prohibited solicitations on school premises



























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