Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

3310 - FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN NONINSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS

The Board of Education acknowledges the right of its professional staff members, as citizens in a democratic society, to speak out on issues of public concern. When those issues are related to the County Board of Education, however, the professional staff member's expression must be balanced against the interests of this County School System.

The following guidelines are adopted by the Board to help clarify and, therefore, avoid situations in which the professional staff member's expression could conflict with the Board's interests. In such situations, she/he should:

 A.state clearly that his/her expression represents personal views and not necessarily those of the School System;

 B.not make threats or abusive or personally defamatory comments about co-workers, administrators, or officials of the County School System;

 C.refrain from making public expressions which she/he knows to be false or are made without regard for truth or accuracy.