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Community Bulletins Information & Procedure

Community Bulletins
 
Community relations are important to the Bellefonte Area School District. The Community Bulletins page is a resource to provide parents and community members with information about educational and cultural programs for district students and their families. To facilitate this communication while at the same time conserving resources, the Community Bulletins portion of the district website allows outside organizations to post announcements.
 
All information posted on this page has been approved by the BASD and have met the following criteria: 
  • Qualify as non-profit, charitable, or civic organization
  • Present materials of educational, civic, or cultural value
To determine if your organization meets the criteria to post materials on our website, please review the Community Bulletin Procedure.
 
Bellefonte Area School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, Bellefonte Area School District shall be held harmless from any causes of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees, judgments, or awards.
 
Community Bulletin Procedure

Bulletins must be approved by the district and be received from non-profit organizations.

Bellefonte Area School District recognizes the important role that nonprofit organizations play in providing educational and cultural programs for district students and their families. To facilitate that communication while at the same time conserving resources, the Community Bulletins portion of the district website allows outside organizations to post announcements. 

To determine if your organization meets the criteria to post materials on our website, please review the approval process.

Approval Process

Any non-profit, charitable, or civic organization electing to distribute materials to students and families through the Community Bulletin section of our District website must receive prior approval from the district. Materials from for-profit companies do not qualify.

Requirements

Organizations must:

  • Qualify as non-profit, charitable, or civic organizations
  • Present materials of educational, civic, or cultural value
  • Submit materials and receive approval from the district
  • The district cannot approve the distribution of any material that:
  • Contains words, images, or symbols that are lewd, obscene, vulgar or sexual in nature;
  • Advocates for a specific political issue or viewpoint;
  • Contains language that attempts to convert opinions;
  • Substantially disrupts, or may reasonably be forecast to substantially disrupt or materially interfere with, the educational process or School District activities;
  • Undermines the School District’s curriculum;
  • Advocates or promotes the violation of existing laws, regulations, or ordinances, or official School District policies, rules or regulations, or poses a substantial risk of causing a violation of the same through the bulletin’s distribution;
  • Places the School District in a non-neutral position with respect to a matter of controversy in relation to which the School District wishes to remain neutral;
  • Contains commercial taglines, logos, advertisements or other promotional material of for-profit entities and commercial activities except for a limited placement of logo(s) of event or program sponsor(s).

Optional Printed Copies

Schools may accept a limited quantity of paper copies of the announcement or bulletin to make available at the school. Ten (10) printed copies may be delivered to each school office for students to pick-up on their own or to be distributed to students who do not wish to find this information electronically. It is the responsibility of the nonprofit organization to get the copies to the school.

Submitting a Request for Bulletin Approval

1.  Organizations must submit a request via e-mail at bulletins@basd.netand upload a copy of their bulletin as an attachment in one of the following file formats: PDF or Microsoft Word. 

2.  Approval takes place on Thursdays. Please submit your bulletin at least a week in advance of the date that you would like to receive approval.

3.  Indicate the start date and end date of the bulletin.

You will receive e-mail notification when your bulletin has been approved. Your bulletin will be added to the Community Bulletins section of the district website. 

Direct questions to bulletins@basd.net