FGAA – Student Conduct: Demonstrations


Student Conduct



Students shall be subject to the provisions of Board policy regarding

disruptive behavior.

Any demonstration on school property during school hours must be

authorized by the school’s principal in writing.

Student demonstrations and similar activities shall be prohibited when

there is evidence that may reasonably lead school authorities to forecast

substantial disruption of, or material interference with, normal school operations

or approved school activities.

The evidence must support a “reasonable forecast of substantial

disruption” of school operations; “undifferentiated fear” or mere apprehension of

disturbance is not sufficient to justify restrictions on students’ otherwise legitimate

right to freedom of expression.


Students who participate in any prohibited activities described above are

subject to disciplinary action, based on the severity of the violation and its overall

effect on the welfare of other students.

Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503 (1969)

Barker v. Hardway, 394 U.S. 905 (1969)

Burnside v. Byars, 363 F.2d 744 (1966)