Albemarle School and Preschool is designed to promote and meet students' educational, social and emotional needs. Schools, whether they are public or independent, are not designed to serve as a political platform in any manner. With such, staff, students and/or visitors are to refrain from advertising, endorsing, or in any manner attempt to persuade any individual on the campus of Albemarle School and Preschool. This includes, but is not limited to the distribution of election propaganda suchs as fliers or stickers, the wearing or displaying of any single political candidate or platform, and displaying a flag or similar emblem on a vehicle.
Staff and/or students may engage in discussion or debates in class, but the staff member shall in no way try to influence their personal views on any student or other staff member.
Students who are found in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action. Students who display any real or perceived endorsement of a single political candidate will be treated similarly as any student who may be in violation of the dress code. Other such violations of this policy will be handled on a case by case basis by administration.
Staff members who are in violation of this policy may receive disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.