FMA Student Activities: Publications and Prior Review


The School’s educators shall exercise editorial control over style and content of student speech in school-sponsored expressive activities so long as their actions are reasonably related to legitimate pedagogical concerns.

The School may refuse to disseminate or sponsor student speech that:

  1. Would substantially interfere with the work of the School.
  2. Impinges on the rights of other students.
  3. Is vulgar or profane.
  4. Might reasonably be perceived to advocate drug or alcohol use, irresponsible sex, or conduct otherwise inconsistent with the shared values of a civilized social order.
  5. Is inappropriate for the level of maturity of the readers.
  6. Does not meet the standards of the educators who supervise the production of the publication.
  7. Associates the school with any position other than neutrality on matters of political controversy.

Hazelwood Sch. Dist. v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260, 108 S. Ct. 562 (1988)

Adopted: 7/13/79

Amended: 9/10/82, 11/17/95, 3/26/04

Reviewed: 11/19/99