Distribution of Information About Non-School Sponsored Activities and Events

BISD has returned to previous guidelines and options for qualified community organizations to distribute information.

Requirements in order to distribute information through the school district/schools:

1.    Organization must be a 501c3 nonprofit

2.    Information is understood to be of interest and benefit to K-12 students and families.

3.    All posters or flyers must contain the following disclaimer:

Bainbridge Island School District does not sponsor this event, and the district assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials, the Bainbridge Island School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including costs, attorney's fees, and judgments or awards.

Options for distribution of approved community information (you may use any or all of the following; don't forget the disclaimer on all printed materials or PDF files):

  1. Community News & Events webpage - organization sends 75-word description of the who, what, when, where, cost, etc., for placement on our Community News & Events webpage.
  2. Printed poster or flyers - 
    • Organization sends draft of item to BISD Community Relations for approval.
    • With approval for posters: organization provides 9 copies of poster if they would like it displayed in all schools (fewer if the request is not for all schools; please include directions regarding at which school you would like a poster displayed).
    • With approval for flyers: Send bundles of no more than 20 copies (each bundle marked with the school where you would like them placed) to BISD Community Relations. 
    • This procedure makes it easy for the organization with only one stop at the district office and no need to travel to each school.
  3. Online poster or flyer - Organization sends a PDF file of the approved poster or flyer that the organization would like to appear on the district's Community Flyers webpage.

All materials should be submitted to the Community Relations Coordinator, who approves materials, notifies schools of approved materials, and distributes to the schools designated by the contributing organization.   

To ask questions or clarify this information, please contact:

BISD Community Relations
Thank you for your support of, interest in, and work with our schools in providing additional and appropriate opportunities for students and families.