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6.80 Teaching About Controversial Issues

Instruction

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.
  •   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 REF.: 6:40 (Curriculum Development), 6:255 (Assemblies and Ceremonies)

ADOPTED: May 14, 1997

REVISED: October 18, 2006
July 18, 2012
September 20, 2017

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