ERIC Number: ED253975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
How to Sleep Better at Press Time. Tips for Principals from NASSP.
Fulbright, Lu Van Loozen
Administrators need to know what control they have over student-produced publications. The first step administrators should take is to be well versed in the First Amendment and in court rulings involving the scope of student rights and school authority in regard to the student press. Step two is to make rules within the law. In general, school regulations regarding the student press are constitutionally permissible only when they: (1) spell out precisely what is forbidden; (2) state plainly the means by which students are to submit the materials for review; (3) provide for prompt approval or disapproval of material students submit for review; and (4) provide procedures for student appeal. Emphasis needs to be placed on discipline for violation of enforcible publication rules, not on efforts to prevent publication. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Educational Environment, Principals, School Law, School Newspapers, School Policy, Stress Management, Student Publications, Student Rights
Publications, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment