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Request to Distribute Materials to SFUSD Sites

Who can distribute promotional materials (including fliers or documents) at SFUSD?

Only nonprofit organizations or government agencies can distribute promotional materials that have a clear educational enrichment purpose at SFUSD. The district reserves the right to refuse any distribution request.

SFUSD does not accept promotional materials with any of the following:

  • Corporate promotion
  • For-profit advertising
  • Promotions for dances, parties, etc.
  • Educational materials that have not been reviewed and approved by Curriculum and Instruction or the Student, Family, Community Support Department
  • Content inconsistent with the mission or policies of SFUSD
  • Political materials, endorsements, walk-outs, demonstration notices, fundraisers, etc.
  • Recruitment of students or staff to an independent, charter or private school

What do I need to submit?

  • You need the 501(c)(3) number of your organization (government agencies are exempted) and federal tax ID# documentation for verification. 
  • A PDF of the flier or document (if applicable) you intend to distribute. The name associated with the federal tax ID number must appear and match the name or logo on the flier.
  • Make sure the phrase "SFUSD neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity described in this document" is included on the flier.

How do I distribute promotional materials at SFUSD sites?

  1. In order to get a stamp of approval from SFUSD Communications, you must fill out questions 1-6 on the online request form. Please allow up to 10 business days for staff review. Approval is valid for 90 days.
  2. Bring a print out of your stamped materials to show school site staff, as well as a copy of the email approving your distribution request.

How do I request online announcements for staff, family, and student opportunities within the district?

  1. In order to request online announcements from SFUSD Communications, you must fill out questions 7-10 on the online request form. Please allow up to 10 business days for staff review.

Who can assist with distributing materials to school sites?

Document Publishing and Distribution Center
Email: dpdc@sfusd.edu Tel: 415-355-6999

Do you accept in-person approval requests?

We are transitioning to online requests only. In the case of exceptional circumstances, we will accept a "Letter Size" copy of the material you want to distribute, your organization’s 501(c)(3) number, and your contact information with a return postage envelope at the Communications Office at 555 Franklin Street. We will process your application and mail back the stamped flier within 10 business days.

Please note that we do not provide same-day approval for in-person submissions.

How do I submit an event to the SFUSD website calendar?

To be considered, your event should be:

  • Open to the public
  • Run by SFUSD, a nonprofit with a current MOU with SFUSD, or a government agency
  • Consistent with the mission and values of SFUSD

Please fill out the request form to submit an event.

How long does it take to process my request?

Please allow up to 10 business days for staff review for requests submitted online. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed. Please refrain from sending duplicate requests as it may delay your process.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact the Communications Office at 555 Franklin St. Room 305. You can also email newsline@sfusd.edu or call 415-241-6565.