420. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN NONINSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS
The Board acknowledges the right of its professional employees as citizens in a democratic society to speak out on issues of public concern. When those issues are related to the school system and its programs, however, the employee's freedom of expression must be balanced against the interests of this District.
The Board adopts this policy to clarify situations in which the employee's expression could conflict with the District's interests.
In situations in which an employee is not engaged in the performance of professional duties, s/he shall:
Violations of this policy may constitute cause for disciplinary action.