4019.25 – Personnel – All Personnel – Political Activities of Employees

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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 12/4/2003
The Governing Board respects the right of school employees to engage in political discussions and activities on their own time and at their own expense. On such occasions, employees shall make it clear that they are acting as individuals and not as representatives of the District.

Like other community members, employees may use school facilities for meetings under the Civic Center Act.

Employees shall refrain from prohibited activities identified in law and administrative regulations. Employees who engage in these activities shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal penalties.

EDUCATION CODE
7050-7057 Political activities of school officers and employees
38130-38139 Civic Center Act
51520 Prohibited solicitations on school premises
GOVERNMENT CODE
3543.1 Rights of employee organizations
COURT DECISIONS
Downs v. Los Angeles Unified School District, (9th Cir. 2000) 228 F.3d 1003
California Teachers Association v. Governing Board of San Diego Unified School District,
(1996) 45 Cal.App. 4th 1333
L.A. Teachers Union v. L.A. City board of Education, (1969) 71 Cal.2d 551
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 106 (2001)
84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 52 (2001)
77 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 56 (1994)
PERB RULINGS
California Federation of Teachers, Local 1931 v. San Diego Community College District
(2001) PERB Order #1467 (26PERC 33014)
Management Resources:
CSBA PUBLICATIONS
Political Activities of School District: Legal Issues, 1998, revised 2001
WEB SITES
CSBA: http://www.csba.org/
Office of the Attorney General, Dept. of Justice: http://caag.state.ca.us/
Public Employment Relations Board
CSBA Date – 6/96

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