Distribution of partisan political materials is prohibited in PWCS
Posted on 10/11/2021
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Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) has a long-standing policy of prohibiting the distribution of partisan political materials during the school day and at school-sponsored activities, including athletic events. It is intended to allow our students to benefit from their school experience free from the conflict, competition, and distortion that can be associated with heated political campaigns. Students should always be the focus of school-related events, without concern that they are serving as an enticement to attract crowds for other purposes.

PWCS applies this policy uniformly and without exception and asks that it be respected by all campaigns and candidates.

Please refer to the following Division guidelines:

Policy 273.01, “Political Activities”

Regulation 925-1, “Distribution of Materials and Communications in the Schools by Outside Sources”