Public school teachers and other employees do not forfeit all of their constitutional protections when they take a government job. However, school boards may prevent employees from exercising these rights in a manner that suggests the district's endorsement of a cause, candidate or issue.
OSBA fact sheet: Regulating political activities of school employees
OSBA model policy GBCC, Staff Dress and Grooming
OSBA model policy GBG, Staff Participation in Political Activities
OSBA model policy KG, Community Use of School Facilities (Equal Access)
OSBA model policy IB, Academic Freedom
For more information, please contact Lenore Winfrey, senior administrative assistant of legal services, at (614) 540-4000.