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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-39



The school board supports the students' rights to freedom of expression within the context of the guarantee of First Amendment rights. The superintendent shall develop regulations governing student publication of questionable materials.

Legal Reference:

Trachtman v. Anker, 563 F.2d 512 (2d Cir. 1977)

Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeir, (U.S. Supreme Court, January 13, 1988).


Adopted by School Board:  June 16, 1981
Amended by School Board:  August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board:  July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board:  June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)