The purpose of this policy is to protect the exercise of students' and employees' free speech rights, taking into consideration the educational objectives and responsibilities of the School District. It is recognized that the right of free speech and freedom of the press are the rights of every citizen and that the reasonable and responsible exercise of these rights on school premises is a valuable part of the educational experience of students. It is also recognized that these rights are not absolute. Reasonable regulation of the exercise of such rights may be made, dealing with such matters as content, time, place and manner in order to ensure that the regular educational processes of the schools are not disrupted, that public property is safeguarded, and that the rights of others are protected against abuse.
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