School District of Manawa
Bylaws & Policies


It is the policy of the Board of Education that students, staff members, and District facilities not be used for advertising or promoting the interests of any non-school related agency or organization, public or private, without the approval of the Board or its delegated representative; and any such approval, shall not be construed as an endorsement of any cause or group by this Board.



Materials or Activities


All materials or activities proposed by outside organizations for student or staff use or participation shall be reviewed by the principal on the basis of the proposed activities or materials educational contribution to part or all of the school program and benefit to students, and no such approval shall have the primary purpose of advancing the name, product, or special interest of the proposing group.


The Board shall permit the use of educational materials, programs, and equipment that contain commercial messages, providing the content of such messages are in a manner of presentation have been approved by the District Administrator and are in compliance with the Districtís administrative guidelines.


Outside speakers representing commercial organizations are welcome only when the commercial aspect is limited to naming the organization represented and the subject matter advances the educational interests of the Districtís students.





The Board recognizes that contests, exhibits may benefit individual students or the District as a whole, but participation in such special activities may not:



have the primary effect of advancing a special product, group, or company;



make unreasonable demands upon the time and energies of staff or students or upon the resources of the District;



interrupt the regular school program;



involve any direct cost to the District;



cause the participants to leave the School District.


All contests and exhibits may take place if:



There is compliance with Board's Policy 2340 - Field and Other District-Sponsored Trips;



The District Administrator has granted special permission;



the parents of a minor student have granted their permission.



Distribution/Posting of Literature


Non-school affiliated organizations may distribute or post literature on that organization's behalf on District property either during or after school hours only with advance permission of the principal.


The Board requires that any materials distributed for non-school-related activities contain the statement: "This activity is neither endorsed nor supported by the School District of Manawa".



Solicitation of Funds


Because the District cannot accommodate every organization that desires to solicit funds for worthy purposes, the Board shall not permit any organization not related to the District to solicit funds on District property.



Prizes/Scholarships/Other Awards


The Board is appreciative of the generosity of organizations that offer scholarships, prizes, or other awards to deserving students in the District.


In the administration of scholarships, prizes, or other awards, the District shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.


Administration of scholarship or award programs appropriately designated under this policy to benefit individuals in a particular group that has not traditionally been represented does not violate this policy.


The District may administer or assist in the administration of scholarships, fellowships, or other forms of financial assistance established by a domestic or foreign will, trust, bequest, or similar legal instrument that requires the award to go to a student of a particular sex, race, color, national origin, or with a particular disability. Such restricted awards must not lead to discrimination in access to the total amount of prizes, scholarships, or other awards available.


In accepting the offer of such scholarships or prizes, the Board directs that no information either academic or personal shall be released from the student's record for the purpose of selecting a scholarship or prize winner without the permission of the student who is eighteen (18), or the parents of a student who is younger in accordance with the Board's policy on student records.


The District will periodically review their procedures for awarding scholarships, prizes, and other awards. This review will require that the District's procedure does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or disability in the overall effect of the scholarships, prizes, and other awards given to students.



Surveys and Questionnaires


Distribution of Surveys and Questionnaires to Students is governed by Policy 2416 - Surveys, Analyses, Evaluation.

118.125, Wis. Stats.

Revised 11/21/16

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