Board Policies

Last revised: June 12, 2017

505.2

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Policy Title: Student Organizations
Code No. 505.2

Secondary school student-initiated, noncurriculum-related groups and student curriculum-related groups, upon receiving permission from the principal, may use school facilities for group meetings during non-instructional time.

Non-instructional time will mean any time before the first period of the day and after the last period of the day in which any student attends class. Meetings will not interfere with the orderly conduct of the education program or other school district operations. It is within the discretion of the principal to determine whether the meetings will interfere with the orderly conduct of the education program or other school district operations. Activities relating to and part of the education program will have priority over the activities of another organization.

Curriculum-Related Organizations

It will also be the responsibility of the principal to determine whether a student group is curriculum-related. One or more of the following questions will be answered affirmatively if the group is curriculum-related:

  • Is the subject matter of the group actually taught in a regularly offered course?
  • Will the subject matter of the group soon be taught in a regularly offered course?
  • Does the subject matter of the group concern the body of courses as a whole?
  • Is participation in the group required for a particular course?
  • Does participation in the group result in academic credit? Secondary school curriculum-related student organizations may use the school district facilities for meetings and other purposes before and after the instructional school day. Employees are assigned to monitor approved meetings and may interact with curriculum-related organizations. Noncurriculum-Related Organizations Student-initiated, noncurriculum-related organizations are provided access to meeting space and school district facilities before and after the instructional school day. Only students may attend and participate in meetings of noncurriculum-related groups. Such attendance is strictly voluntary and student-initiated. As a means of determining whether a student's attendance is voluntary, the principal may require parental consent for the student to attend the meetings. Employees will be assigned to monitor approved meetings; however, employees will not participate in the meeting or assist in planning, criticizing, or encouraging attendance. Only students may be involved in and attend the noncurriculum group's meetings.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent or designee, in conjunction with the principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Date of Adoption: 
June 1965

Dates of Revision:
September 10, 1979
January 24, 1983
December 11, 1989
January 13, 2003
June 8, 2009
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

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Date of Adoption

June 1965

Date of Revision

September 10, 1979
January 24, 1983
December 11, 1989
January 13, 2003
June 8, 2009
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

Date of Review
June 12, 2017