New Hanover County Schools




Materials Distribution in Schools

Requests to Distribute Materials in Schools

The NHCS Communications and Outreach Division reviews and considers requests from the community to distribute non-school materials to NHCS students through schools. Materials must adhere to the requirements set forth by New Hanover County Board of Education Policy 9415. Staff shall be required to distribute only four (4) types of materials to students to be taken home:
  • Materials from the New Hanover County Schools;
  • Materials from agencies/departments with the towns, county, state or federal government and the state university system;
  • Materials from Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations and school booster organizations; and 
  • Nonprofit organizations providing programs for youth that are primarily designed to promote fitness, cultural arts or academics consistent with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Materials that primarily promote fundraising activities by these nonprofit groups will not be approved.
The NHCS disclaimer must be included on any and all materials distributed to students.  The disclaimer is as follows: "This information/publication does not necessarily represent the views of New Hanover County Schools nor does it constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by New Hanover County Schools." School principals have site-based decision authority to decline approved materials for distribution to students.
Please allow 48 hours for approval/denial of your request. If materials are approved:
  • A stamped/approved copy will be returned.
  • Materials should be bundled in groups of 30 for easy distribution at the schools. 
  • For verification purposes, a copy of the approved copy should be placed on top of materials.
Materials should be submitted for consideration via fax, (910) 254-4477 or email to If materials are not approved, a response citing the reason(s) why approval was not granted will be provided. For more information about non-school materials distribution, please contact the Communications and Outreach Division at (910) 254-4319.