6.80 - Teaching About Controversial Issues

The Superintendent shall ensure that all school-sponsored presentations and discussions of controversial issues 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 fair and balanced view.
  • Respectful of the rights and opinions of everyone. Emotional criticisms and hurtful sarcasm should be avoided.
  • Not tolerant of profanity or slander. Disruptive conduct is prohibited and may subject a student to discipline.
The District specifically reserves the 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, 6:255
ADOPTED: January 25, 2007
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