All flyers must be approved by the Community Relations Office. You can email a draft to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not drop off flyers at the schools. Flyers will not be distributed during SOL testing. Per School Board Policy, all flyers must have the following statement: These materials and the activity described herein, are not sponsored or endorsed by the Roanoke City School Board.
Here is the School Board policy regarding the distribution of information/materials:
The School Board seeks to minimize intrusions on the time of students and employees from sources other than the Division. The Superintendent, or his/her designee, must approve, in advance, any materials sought to be distributed or made available by non-school organizations, including parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs. Approval will be granted only for materials from governmental organizations regarding activities related to the educational mission of the Roanoke City Public Schools.
Approval will not be given for materials which
- are likely to cause substantial disruption of, or a material interference with, school activities;
- endorse or encourage the use of alcohol, tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any illegal substance or action;
- endorse or encourage any violation of the Standards of Student Conduct or
- are obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.
The Superintendent, by regulation, will establish the time, place and matter of distribution of approved materials. No distribution will be permitted during class time.
Students shall not be required or convey or deliver any material that advocates 1) the election or defeat of any candidate; 2) the passage or defeat of any referendum question; or 3) the passage or defeat of any matter pending before a local School Board, local governing body, the General Assembly, or Congress.
This policy shall not be constructed to prohibit the discussion or use of political or issue oriented materials as part of classroom discussion or projects.
If doubt exists at this level as to whether distribution should be made, permission shall be denied until disposition of the matter is made by the School Board.
If you have questions, please call the Community Relations Office at 853-2816.