The Matador will not be publishing online over spring break in accordance with the new Alhambra Unified School District School Publications Code. As dictated in the code, “official school publications” and the communications of “official school clubs and organizations” may be “published only during the school year and excludes holidays and breaks (winter, spring and summer). No official student publication shall be published during holidays and breaks.”
Today is the last day The Matador may publish anything online before going “dark” for spring break.
For your reference, an excerpt from the AUSD School Publications Code:
AUSD Official School Publications
- Official school publications shall include newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, newsletters, and other journals, whether in printed format or online, which:
-Are prepared by current District students in journalism, newspaper, yearbook, writing, or other classes or by current District students in official school clubs or organizations.
-Are supervised by a faculty advisor appointed by the school administration.
-Are financed by funds provided by the District, ASB, or official school clubs or organizations.
-Are published only during the school year and excludes holidays and breaks (winter, spring and summer). No official student publication shall be published during holidays and breaks.
-All official online school publications shall be maintained on District servers. No official school publications shall be maintained on any third party servers.
To read the AUSD School Publications Code, click here.
To read The Matador’s editorial response to the Code, click here.