West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines


Any organization that seeks or is requested to provide materials or equipment to the District which contains or has associated with its messages which are designed to sell a product or service must submit the request to Superintendent before the item(s) is used by the District.

Furthermore, any commercial organization that contracts with a school group or school-affiliated organization to purchase space for the purpose of advertising a product or service must submit the request to Superintendent before finalizing the advertisement.

The determination as to the appropriateness of the commercial message will be based on the Advertising Guidelines set forth in Policy 9700.01 and the following criteria:

 A.The message does not relate to a product which is inappropriate for or illegal to minors.

 B.The message does not relate to a product or service that would be considered educationally controversial or objectionable to a significant number of parents or other members of the District's community.

 C.The message can be presented without loss of instructional time.

 D.The message consists of no more than the name of the product (service) and/or the name of the sponsoring organization.

 E.The primary intent of the sponsor is to provide the District with an item that is beneficial to the District rather than to provide a means for the sponsor to sell a product or service.

Signs identifying school facilities shall be free of any commercial advertising.

The administration recognizes that certain publications such as newspapers and magazines used in a classroom or media center contain advertisements. It is the responsibility of the staff member who obtains any such materials to review them so as to ensure there are no editorial matters or advertisements that promote illegal, promiscuous, or prurient behavior or foster any form of prejudice against any group of people.

© Neola 2007