The Board of Education of Allegany County recognizes the need to provide an appropriate mechanism for informing students and parents about school and community activities and events in a manner that does not unduly burden school staff. The Board of Education of Allegany County also recognizes that collaboration with the broader community is critical in the achievement of the school system’s mission and goals.
Therefore, as a service to the community, the Board allows distribution of information to and through students. The Board also recognizes the responsibility of the school system to provide a learning environment free from disruption. In this regard, it is the intent of the Board of Education to designate appropriate materials for display and distribution and to maintain a limited public forum at specified times and places.
Approval to disseminate or display materials in one or more public school does not imply Board or school system endorsement of the organization or the information it disseminates. It is the Board’s intention that the use of school time, personnel and resources to accommodate this service be kept to a minimum.
Beginning later this school year, Allegany County Public Schools will begin to transition to a new electronic form of distribution through a program called Peachjar, transitioning from distributing paper flyers to electronic flyers at school sites. School system approved flyers from community organizations will be distributed through email and posted on school websites. This is part of our ongoing efforts to be more environmentally-friendly by reducing the amount of paper copies.
The form to the left must be completed as part of the distribution of materials approval process (paper copies only). Click the form to download and print a copy.