Policy 3272


District facilities, staff, and students will not be used or employed in any manner for advertising or otherwise promoting the interests of any commercial, political, or other non-school agency, individual, or organization, except that:

a) Schools may cooperate in furthering the work of any non-profit, community-wide, social service agency, provided that their cooperation does not restrict or impair the educational program of the schools or conflict with the Rules of the Board of Regents;
b) The schools may use films or other educational materials bearing only simple mention of the producing firm; 
c) The Superintendent may, at his or her discretion, announce or authorize to be announced, any lecture or other community activity of particular educational merit; 
d) The schools may, upon approval of the Superintendent, cooperate with any agency in promoting activities in the general public interest that are non-partisan and non-controversial, and that promote the education and other best interests of the students. 

No materials of a commercial nature will be distributed through District students except as authorized by law or the Commissioner's regulations. 

Policy References:
New York State Constitution Article ⅤⅢ, § 1
8 NYCRR § 19.6

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22

Policy 3272