ERIC Number: ED108358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Publications. A Legal Memorandum.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This publication examines a number of court cases involving the publication and distribution of various publications by high school students. In Scoville v. Board of Education of Joliet Township High School District 204, the court ruled that the content of student publications may be regulated only when the administrator acts upon "a reasonable forecast of a substantial disruption of school activity." In Schwartz v. Schuker and Katz v. McAulay, the courts ruled that appropriate disciplinary action may differ for college students and high school students. In Riseman v. School Committee of the City of Quincy, the court ruled that students may distribute publications in school buildings in an "orderly and not substantially disruptive" way, outside of classes or study periods. However, the court also supported the principal's authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of distribution. Student publications guidelines from the New Jersey commissioner's decision, Goodman v. Board of Education, are presented to aid school administrators in establishing or modifying their own regulations. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, High School Students, School Law, Secondary Education, Student Publications, Student Rights
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.25, quantity discounts, payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.