9/15/06 * Daily Progress [full story]
The Albemarle County School Board reached a middle ground Thursday night in its discussion of the division’s flier distribution policy, agreeing that schools will continue to distribute fliers from all nonprofit groups until it decides on a policy that is less burdensome for teachers.
“I value our schools as community centers and I don’t want to stifle that,” Board member Steve Koleszar said. “At the same time, I don’t want this to get out of control.”
Diane Behrens, the director of support and planning services for the division, said she researched the flier distribution policies for 14 other school divisions. Behrens found that none allows all nonprofits to hand out fliers to students.
She also said that she conducted a poll of Albemarle principals and most said they would like to limit distribution to school-sponsored events.