Student Publications - 3221

Mukilteo School District
Students - Series 3000
Student Publications - 3221

Student publications produced as part of the school's curriculum or with the support of the associated student body fund are intended to serve both as vehicles for instruction and student communication. While they are operated and substantively financed by the District, student editors of school-sponsored media are responsible for determining the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content of the media, consistent with RCW 28A.600.027.

Material appearing in such publications should reflect all areas of student interest, including topics about which there may be controversy and dissent. Controversial issues may be presented provided that they are treated in depth and represent a variety of viewpoints. Such materials may not: be libelous, slanderous, obscene or profane; cause a substantial disruption of the school, invade the privacy of others; violate District policy or procedure related to harassment, intimidation, bullying, or related to the prohibition on discrimination pursuant to RCW 28A.642.010 or, advocate the violation of the law or advertise tobacco products, liquor, illicit drugs, or drug paraphernalia.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop guidelines implementing the standards above and establishing procedures for the prompt review of any materials which appear not to comply with the standards.


Cross References:

Board Policy 3220 Freedom of Expression
Board Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action
Board Policy 4325 Distribution of Youth-Related Materials

Legal References:

RCW 28A.600 Students
WAC 392-400-215 Student discipline

Adoption Date: June 8, 1998
Revised:October 24, 2023