Outside speakers from the community can add significance and relevance to established curriculum, and are encouraged. Use the following guidelines:
1. Let the principal know about any outside speaker.
2. If the speaker is controversial, let parents know ahead of time.
3. Try to know the speaker personally so you can assess appropriateness.
4. Make clear to the speaker explicit guidelines about what is considered to be developmentally appropriate for middle school students.
5. If parents ask for a student to be excused, provide a meaningful alternative activity.