School facilities, staff, or students shall not be employed in any manner
for advertising or otherwise promoting the interests of any commercial,
political, or other non-school agency, individual, or organization, except
2. The schools may use films or other educational materials bearing only simple mention of the producing firm and providing such materials can be justified on the basis of their actual educational values.
3. The superintendent may, at his or her discretion, announce or authorize to be announced any lecture, community activity, or film of particular educational merit.
4. The schools may, upon approval of the board, cooperate with any agency in promoting activities in the general public interest, and which promote the education or other best interests of the pupil.
5. No advertising material may be distributed to students which, in the opinion of school authorities, would contribute to the personal gain of an individual, business, or company except as follows:
a. Educational material used by staff for educational purposes.
b. Samples, calendars, supply catalogs, etc., which may be distributed to staff for study, purchasing, or routine classroom use, with administrative approval.
6. Schools may be used as a generalized setting for the production of commercial materials produced by businesses providing that the schools are not identified and permission of the superintendent of schools is obtained.
Each student used for the above activities should have a signed parental permission slip.
cf: Board Regulation R1321 Public Performance by Students
Policy adopted: June 26, 1990
Revised: February 9, 1999
Advertising and Promotion
Advertising for goods and commodities, performances, or elections not related to school activities may not be conducted on school premises without permission of the superintendent of schools. Materials must be strictly non-sectarian and non-partisan, and must be directly beneficial to the students involved in order to be eligible for approval.
No advertising matter shall be left or distributed within any of the school buildings or grounds for private gain.
Lists of names and addresses of school personnel or pupils shall not be furnished to any person for use in canvassing or distributing advertising matter.
No person shall offer to any public school officer any fee, commission, or compensation whatsoever, as an inducement to effect through such officer any sale or promotion of sale, or exchange, of any school book, map, chart, or school apparatus.
No principal, teacher, or other employee in the St. Louis Public Schools shall sell or be financially interested in any supplies used in the schools.
Regulation approved: June 26, 1990
Revised: February 9, 1999