Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: June 27, 1994
The Board acknowledges the right of its professional employees as citizens
in a democratic society to speak out on issues of public concern. When
those issues are related to the school system and its programs, however,
the employe's freedom of expression must be balanced against the interest
of this district.
The following guidelines are adopted by the Board to help clarify and therefore
avoid situations in which the employe's expression could conflict with
the district's interests. In situations in which the teacher is not engaged
in the performance of professional duties s/he should:
state clearly that his/her expression represents personal views and not
necessarily those of the school district
not direct his/her expression toward any individual(s) with whom s/he would
normally be in contact in the performance of duties tin order to avoid
the disruption of cooperative staff relationships.
refrain from expressions that would interfere with the maintenance of discipline
by school officials
refrain from making public expressions which s/he knows to be false or
made without regard for truth or accuracy
not make threats against co-workers, supervisors or district officials.