Student publications are important elements of the instructional program and contribute directly to the accomplishment of the school's goals. The Bossier Parish School Board supports the development of student-produced school newspapers, yearbooks, and other publications.
The School Board recognizes the students' desire for freedom of expression. Freedom of expression in schools shall be interpreted as including, and not being contrary to:
development of student
responsibility in distinguishing between freedom and license.
the faculty of the maturity levels of students and of appropriate
standards of journalistic taste.
s students' points of view. Such publications shall be free from all policy restrictions outside the normal rules for responsible journalism (the avoidance of libel, obscenity, defamation, false statements, or materia
care for the development of skills of written expression among students.
Therefore, the School Board encourages the use of school sponsored publications to expresl advocating racial or religious prejudice). Student publications shall provide as much opportunity as possible for the sincere expression of student opinion. All student publications must have the prior approval of the principal before initiation and shall be supervised by the designated faculty advisor.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81
Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. 393 (2007)
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988)
Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986)
Quarterman v. Byrd, 453 S 2d 54 (CA. 5th 1971)
Bossier Parish School Board