12.5.1 Student Publications
Student publications are an important component of the instructional program and contribute directly to each school's goals. The
principal is the publisher and has the legal responsibility for all
student publications, including the newspaper, yearbook, and website.
All school publications must observe copyright laws.The
principal may appoint a moderator who exercises control over submitted
material. Before the material is printed and distributed, the moderator
must review all material and submit a copy of the publication to the
principal for approval.Additionally, the principal (or the moderator, if one has been designated), shall:
Establish a clear understanding of the purpose of the publication and the limitations on the editor's authority
Confirm that topics are in good taste
Assure that material complies with Catholic teaching
Encourage students to treat others respectfully and avoid personally attacking people
Require that students check facts carefully before publishing a story
Have parents/guardians sign the Parent/Guardian Release for Student or Minor (Noncommercial) (English version and Spanish version).