The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board encourages the use of school sponsored publications to express students' points of view.  They shall be free from all policy restrictions outside the normal rules for responĀ­sible journalism (the avoidance of libel, obscenity, defamation, false statements, or material advocating racial or religious prejudice).  StuĀ­dent publications shall provide as much opportunity as possible for the sincere expression of student opinion.  All student publications must have the prior approval of the principal before initiation.


Adopted:  December 7, 1976



Ref:     Quarterman v. Byrd, 453 F. 2d 54 (5th Cir., 1971)


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board