School flier distribution

Approval Process and Distribution of Materials to Tacoma Public Schools by Outside Organizations

School Board Regulation 4060R dictates what materials from outside the district can be disseminated to students in our schools. 

Outside organizations that wish to distribute information, fliers, posters, etc., must do the following when seeking approval: 

If submitting distributed materials to any High School, Middle School, and Elementary School in our district, please visit 
Peachjar or contact our Distribution of Materials Coordinator, Allison Klump at 253-571-1015 or aklump@tacoma.k12.wa.us for instructions on our electronic distribution method. 

Fliers submitted to be shared with our schools will only be distributed through Peachjar which is a digital flier management system. 

Tacoma Public Schools Disclaimer Notice 
To ensure approval you must have the Tacoma Public Schools disclaimer notice posted your flier. In order to distribute your materials you must add the following disclaimer language to your flier: 

The district does not sponsor this event/activity/offer and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the Tacoma School District No. 10 shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards. 


Regulation 4060R: Distribution of Materials 

Materials distributed to students and their parents/guardians must be from nonprofit organizations that have social, recreational or educational value to the students. The dissemination of such materials is solely to provide parents with information on activities outside the school district that may be of interest to their children. It does not reflect the district’s endorsement or sponsorship of the activity. The school or district shall not distribute materials that: 
A. Advocate a specific candidate for office or a specific voter issue; 
B. Advocate or promote the violation of existing laws, regulations or ordinances, or official school policy, rules or regulations; 
C. Proselytize or disparage religion; 
D. Are obscene, lewd or vulgar; 
E. Are libelous; 
F. Contain language that is intimidating, demeaning, harassing or threatening on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital or veteran status, including, but not limited to, racial, sexual, or ethnic slurs; 
G. Promote commercial enterprises. 

The materials must contain the following statement: "The district does not sponsor this event/activity/offer and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the Tacoma School District No.10 shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards." The Public Information Director shall review and determine whether the materials are approved for distribution to students. Any further review shall be by the superintendent/designee, whose decision shall be final.

Tacoma Public Schools supports an environmentally friendly online-only materials distribution process for nonprofit organizations that reduces waste, saves district staff time and eliminates paper costs for nonprofit organizations. 

Approved: 06/17/2014
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