FNA(LEGAL) - STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: STUDENT EXPRESSION

First Amendment

Freedom of Speech

Prayer at School Activities

Federal Funds

20 U.S.C. 7904

Expression of Religious Viewpoints

Policies

Provide the forum in a manner that does not discriminate against a student's voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint, if any, on an otherwise permissible subject;

Provide a method, based on neutral criteria, for the selection of student speakers at school events and graduation ceremonies;

Ensure that a student speaker does not engage in obscene, vulgar, offensively lewd, or indecent speech; and

State, in writing, orally, or both, that the student's speech does not reflect the endorsement, sponsorship, position, or expression of the district.

Disclaimer

Education Code 25.152, .155

Class Assignments

Patriotic Observances

Winter Celebrations

"Merry Christmas";

"Happy Hanukkah"; and

"Happy holidays."

Education Code 29.920

Van Alstyne ISD

FNA(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 105

DATE ISSUED: 7/4/2016