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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

First Amendment Rights

Students - Civil & Legal Responsibilities


The intent of the Board's policy is to encourage student expression in school sponsored, classroom, and other activities.

The Board of Education recognizes that students have the right to express themselves verbally, in writing, and by posting of materials in the schools.  Such expressions shall be subject to review by the appropriate authority to determine that the content and the form are not obscene, libelous, vulgar or substantially disruptive to the educational process.


Legal Reference: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent
                         Community School District, 
                         393 U.S. 503 (1969).
                         Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeir,
                         494 U.S. 260 (1988). 

Adopted:  March 21, 1988
Revised:   June 6, 2006 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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