The Logan City School District Board of Education recognizes that a positive, mutually cooperative relationship between the Logan City School District and private enterprise is beneficial to the education of students within the district. Such a relationship expands educational opportunities for students. A strong educational system effectively prepares students to enter the work force. The Board of Education recognizes that businesses, corporations, and other organizations willing to support and enhance public education through the contribution of monetary gifts, educational materials, facility improvements, sharing of personnel, and supportive programs should, if they desire, receive recognition for their efforts on behalf of education and children.
The purpose of this advertising policy is to maximize district-wide interaction with private enterprise while protecting students, parents, teachers, and school administrators from business-sponsored programs, materials, gifts, etc., that are exploitative, coercive, unduly intrusive on the classroom and home, deleterious to the health and welfare of students, or lacking in educational benefits.
1. Any individual, business, or organization desiring to contact a school with the intent of making materials, equipment, or programs available to the school must first secure written approval from the superintendent or his/her designee. Some of the educational materials and programs made available to schools by private businesses and organizations are of significant value and/or promote the welfare and well-being of students while having minimal advertising emphasis. Such materials will receive the serious attention and consideration of district and school representatives.
2. Accepted advertising at the district level or individual school level should not be in the form of endorsement of the business, organization, or product. It is the policy of the Board of Education that the utilization of materials, equipment, programs, films, pamphlets, and other contributions bearing advertising and/or the logo of the donor’s business DOES NOT constitute endorsement of the business or product.
3. The district will not approve advertising of products or activities which are prohibited for sale or use by minors pursuant to state law, such as tobacco and alcoholic products, or other substances and other products which might endanger the health or well-being of students. The superintendent will appoint a jury to be made up of a local PTA president, a school principal, a school board member, and a teacher to assist him in determining the appropriateness of some product advertising. The jury would be used in case of controversial issues.
4. School administrators, teachers, district employees, and students shall not act as agents for any private business or organization during school hours or while on school property.
5. Materials, equipment, programs, etc., that are made available to schools by businesses which infringe on classroom instructional time and/or pose a burden to parents and students in the home setting are prohibited.
6. The Board of Education will allow appropriate donor recognition to be placed on equipment, furniture, structures, buildings, and other gifts, with the approval of the superintendent or designee.
7. Schools may accept gifts of supplies, educational materials, equipment, furniture, and similar items that bear the name, trademark, or logo of the donor business of organization. (See Guideline 1.)
8. The Board of Education permits advertising in printed programs for athletic events, posters, calendars, newspapers, yearbooks, or other similar publications. Guidelines will be established by the school principal and approved by the superintendent, according to the circumstances and needs of the school within the parameters of this policy.
9. Businesses may donate products that carry the name of the company on the product, e.g., cups, soft drinks, T-shirts, hats, etc., during a school fund-raising activity if there is no obligation or cost to the students, patrons, or school. Materials to be donated must be approved by the school principal in advance and must conform to established policy.