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119. CURRENT EVENTS
The Board believes that consideration of current events has a legitimate place in the educational program of the schools. Properly introduced and conducted, discussion of such events can help students learn to identify important issues, explore fully and fairly all sides of an issue, weigh carefully the values and factors involved, and develop skills for formulating and evaluating positions and opinions.
A current event is defined as a topic on which opposing points of view have been promulgated by responsible opinion and is not expressly enumerated in the course guide as content of the course of study.
The Board shall permit the introduction and proper educational use of current events, provided that their use in the instructional program:
The Board recognizes that some deviation from the assigned course guide is necessary in the free exchange of the classroom. However, the Board specifies for the guidance of the Superintendent and staff that any discussion of current events in the classroom shall be conducted in an unprejudiced and dispassionate manner and shall not disrupt the educational process, fail to match the maturity level of students, nor be unrelated to the goals of the district and the appropriate course guide.
4. Delegation of
The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations for the management of current events that do not stifle the spirit of free and scholarly inquiry.
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510
Board Policy – 000, 106
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