The Current

About is the official student-produced newspaper published monthly by Lakeville South students who are members of Advanced Journalism and staff.  The publication has been established as a limited forum for student expression and for the discussion of issues of concern to its audience.  It will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials prior to publication or distribution. and its staff are protected by and bound to the principles of the First Amendment and other protections and limitations afforded by the Constitution and the various court decisions implementing those principles.

Because is a limited forum for student expression, the editorial board, which consists of the staff’s student editors, will determine the content.  The views stated in editorials represent that of a majority of the editorial board.  No single member of the editorial board can be held responsible for editorial content decisions.  Signed columns or reviews represent only the opinion of the author.

Because the content of reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials, editorial board will also have complete legal responsibility for what is printed. will strive to not publish material that is libelous, obscene, materially disruptive of the school process, and unwarranted invasion of privacy or a violation of copyright.  Specific definitions for the above instances of unprotected speech can be found in Law of the Student Press published by the Student Press Law Center. welcomes letters to the editor, guest columns and news releases from faculty, administrators, community residents, student and the general public.  Preference will be given to letters 200 words or less, longer letters will be accepted as space allows. We ask that letters to the editor and guest columns contain the author’s name and address. editorial board reserves the right to withhold a letter or column and return it for re-submission if it determines the piece contains items of unprotected speech as determined by this policy or significant grammatical errors.  Letters will be checked for verification.

All online media produced by are entitled to the same protections and subject to the same freedoms and responsibilities, as media produced for print publication.

Staff members will strive to correct any error before publication; however, if the editorial board determines a significant error is printed, a formal correction will appear in the following issue.  

Although the adviser of has the authority to review prior to publication, the adviser will not act as a censor or determine the content of the paper.  The adviser will offer advice and instruction, following the code of ethics set forth for advisers by the Journalism Education Association.

The staff of will strive to report all issues in a legal, objective, accurate and ethical manner.    Students will strive to follow the Canons of Professional Journalism including the code of ethics concerning: accuracy, responsibility, integrity, conflict of interest, impartiality, fair play, freedom of the press, independence, sensationalism, personal privacy, obstruction of justice, credibility and advertising.

In case questions arise over specific copy as defined within this policy, the advice of a communications attorney from the Student Press Law Center is recommended. will not avoid publishing a story solely on the basis of possible dissent or controversy. editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject any ad in print or on the Web.

Electronic manipulations changing the essential truth of the photo or illustrations will be clearly labeled if used.

The student news site of Lakeville South High School