6:80 Teaching About Controversial Issues

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

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

Adopted: March 15, 2018