Political Events

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Regardless of partisanship, all political events, with the exception of national, state, and local elections sponsored by the VA State Board of Elections, et al., require a primary approval from the Communications Department. Depending upon the nature of the activity, additional approvals may be required from PWCS. For this reason, it is recommended that these types of events be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

All political activities must be orderly and lawful, not of a nature to incite others to disorder, and not restricted by reason of race, religion, sex, creed, or national origin.

PWCS retains the right to deny activities of a political nature, which are deemed inappropriate or have the potential to place students, staff, and/or property at risk.

PWCS strongly prefers that political events be held during times when no students occupy the building; however, if the activity is scheduled after normal school hours in accordance with current procedures and students are still present for after-school events, then political activities must adhere to the following:

  • The political event will be restricted to an enclosed area of use (e.g., cafeteria) as opposed to an open area (e.g., commons) where the activity would be in plain view of students, staff, and visitors.
  • No students may be involved with the event.
  • The organization will not be permitted to place flyers, banners, or other campaign materials in areas where students, staff, or visitors may view them.
  • No flyers or other campaign materials may be distributed to students, staff, or visitors while on campus, with the exception of distribution to adults (18 and older) attending the event.
  • All campaign materials are restricted to the enclosed area of use.

Additional inquiries concerning political events may be directed to Support.