KI/KJ- R: Public Solicitations/Advertising in the Schools

Classification: 
School-Community Relations
Code: 
KI/KJ-R

Advertising - Canvassing of Students:  Procedures 

Organizations that are permitted to publicize their activities in schools are usually non-profit organizations that offer services or programs of educational value to our students.  Examples of organizations that have been permitted to publicize their activities in our schools are the Vancouver Citizenship Council and the Vancouver Poppy Fund. 

Organizations not permitted to publicize their activities in schools are usually commercial profit-making organizations who link an educational activity to the advertising of services.  Some organizations that were not permitted to publicize their activities in our schools were a hotel chain that requested a list of schools to promote exchanges of bands and travel between cities and countries, and an organization that wished to introduce a keep-fit program while advertising jeans and clothing. 

At its meeting of 1976 December 16, the Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) approved a policy regarding advertising and the canvassing of students (see policy KI/KJ, ).  The suggested procedure for implementing this policy is that the first decision regarding approval or disapproval of a proposal will be made by Board officials.  If a proposal is approved by the officials, participation in the proposal will still be at the discretion of the individual school. 

Students who undertake to distribute brochures or other advertising material for profit-making organizations will not be permitted to distribute such material on the school grounds, as such promotional material, taken home by other students, is assumed by parents to have been endorsed by the Board. 

DMT Responsibility: SUPT

Adopted Date: 
Monday January 22, 1979
Revision Date: 
Sep 1994