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AGO Opinions with Topic: INFORMATIONAL BULLETINS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO GENERAL PUBLIC
AGO 1966 No. 102 >  August 9, 1966
DISTRICTS - SCHOOLS - EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS - PUBLICATION - INFORMATIONAL BULLETINS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO GENERAL PUBLIC - DISTRIBUTION TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOLS ONLY
DISTRICTS ‑- SCHOOLS ‑- EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS ‑- PUBLICATION ‑- INFORMATIONAL BULLETINS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO GENERAL PUBLIC ‑- DISTRIBUTION TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOLS ONLY (1) A school district has not been authorized by the legislature either expressly or by implication to expend district funds or utilize its school facilities or employees for printing and mailing a bulletin, the purpose of which is to influence a favorable result in a school election. (2) A school district does not have express or implied statutory authority to expend its funds or utilize its facilities or employees for printing and mailing a bulletin, the purpose of which is to provide general information to the inhabitants of the district or the general public (and not merely the students and/or parents) about the district's public schools and school programs.  However, the district may by letter, mimeographed or printed bulletin publish and disseminate such information of a general or special interest to students and to parents of children attending or about to attend school in the district (as distinguished from a publication designed to influence a particular vote at an election).
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