719. FACILITIES ADVERTISING
The purpose of this policy and its related practices and guidelines is to define the conditions upon which commercial messages and advertisements may be placed in school facilities or upon school property, and to establish definitive guidelines for the acceptance and placement of such messages or advertisements. It is the intent of the Governor Mifflin School District to preserve its full rights and discretion to restrict access to the school facilities and school property and to reject or refuse placement or require removal of any or all commercial messages or advertisements should they fail to comply with these guidelines. To the extent that any such messages and advertisements are accepted, it is the intent of the Governor Mifflin School District to reserve and exercise the right of full editorial control over the placement, content, size, appearance and wording, and to determine and prohibit types of commercial messages or advertisements that are deemed inappropriate for or inconsistent with the usage of school facilities and school property.
The use of advertising materials within the Governor Mifflin School District shall be kept to a minimum. Advertisement on school grounds shall be pursuant to a written contract and in compliance with the established policies, practices and guidelines approved by the Governor Mifflin School District. Such advertising materials must be aesthetically pleasing and enhance the school environment. It is the duty of the Governor Mifflin School District to protect students and families from exploitation by private interests while on Governor Mifflin School District property.
The Governor Mifflin School District shall establish specifications for the types of permitted advertising surfaces and physical materials, and may reject advertising surfaces and materials that do not conform to those specifications or that are not otherwise deemed suitable. Such procedures are necessary to ensure a proper measure of uniformity, durability and quality. These procedures will further protect the integrity of the school facilities and the school property under ownership and control of the Governor Mifflin School District.
All school facilities and school property are intended for and are for the exclusive use of the Governor Mifflin School District and its designees for the public purposes associated with education, athletics, community recreation and community activities and entertainment.
Placement of commercial messages or advertisements in school facilities or on school property shall require specific authorization by the Governor Mifflin School District.
Limitations and Restrictions
The Governor Mifflin School District hereby delegates to the Superintendent of Schools, or his designee, the authority and responsibility of negotiating contracts on behalf of the Governor Mifflin School District for the posting of commercial messages or advertisements in school facilities or on school property, provided, however, that the Superintendent shall have no authority to permit anything that is prohibited by this policy, this policy’s related guidelines, and any ordinances or regulations enacted by any municipality in which the relevant school property is located. All tentative contracts are subject to the final approval and signature of the Governor Mifflin School District, and messages or commercial advertisements may be authorized and accepted only under the following conditions:
depicts the use of tobacco products in any manner.
political or rhetorical nature.
chance whether by name, likeness or implication or promotes or references
providing such services or activities of a related or similar nature.
lewdness or characterizations that suggest, depict or promotes any such
drug materials; or characterizations that suggest or depict the promotion or
glorification of any such products, activities or materials.
weapons; or the depiction, suggestion or glorification of violence or acts of
a violent nature.
any kind having more than one meaning or connotation, one of which
would otherwise be prohibited under this policy.
of the Governor Mifflin School District, or its legal counsel, constitutes
false, exaggerated or misleading claims, or that contains offensive or
otherwise improper comparisons with other products or their makers.
advertisements upon any school facilities or the school property under
ownership and control by the Governor Mifflin School District, the
specifications of the same, including all advertising copy or content and all
materials by which such advertising shall be displayed, must be submitted
to the Governor Mifflin School District for approval.
district hires bears full responsibility for all costs and expenses associated
with the procurement, erection, maintenance and removal of the sign(s). If
any sign becomes damaged or requires repair for any reason, it is the sole
and exclusive responsibility of the organization/managing company that
erects the sign for its repair or removal. In the event the Governor Mifflin
School District becomes aware of a sign requiring repair or removal, the
Governor Mifflin School District shall notify the responsible
sign in a timely fashion. If the responsible organization/managing
company fails to do as required, the Governor Mifflin School District will
repair or remove the sign and bill the responsible organization accordingly.
contracts it enters into with advertisers for advertising signs, the
responsible organization/managing company will include a provision that
the advertiser release the Governor Mifflin School District from any
liability in any cause of action that may arise as the result of the erection or
removal of the advertising signs.
advertising shall be made in writing as part of a written placement
agreement that shall, at a minimum, contain references to and the
advertiser’s commitment and agreement to abide by this policy. The term
and rate of compensation shall be pursuant to the Governor Mifflin School
District’s then current approved advertising terms and rates.
Exemptions and Exceptions
Nothing in this policy shall be interpreted to neither prohibit or require authorization for any of the following:
upon property acquired, installed or used in the construction or renovation
of any of the facilities.
to services of the Governor Mifflin School District.
or vending operations conducted upon or about the school facilities or the
school property under ownership and control by the Governor Mifflin
Amendments to Policy
The Governor Mifflin School District reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time and no advertising contract entered into under any existing version of this policy shall serve to restrict or prevent the Governor Mifflin School District from making any such subsequent amendments.
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 511
Board Policy - 707