EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTIVITIES Policy Code: 7720
The employee's right of citizenship involving registering, discussing political issues, voting, campaigning for candidates or issues, running for or serving in public office, and participating on a committee or board which seeks to serve the welfare of the community, will not be infringed upon due to employment in the school district.
These political activities will not:
- take place during school time;
- involve school monies or materials;
- make use of an official school position to encourage or to coerce students or other employees of the district to support in any way a political party, candidate or issue; or
- violate the district’s acceptable use policy 3225-4312-7320.
This policy should not be construed as prohibiting the impartial study and discussion of political or other controversial issues in the classroom setting.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-47(18)
Cross References: Acceptable Use of Voice, Video and Data Network (policy 3225-4312-7320)
Adopted: May 19, 1997
Revised: July 9, 2007