6:080 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 when appropriate.
  • 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 Reference:

6:040 Curriculum Development and Instructional Resources

Date Adopted:  February 28, 2006

Date Amended:  October 3, 2017