2150 Co-Curricular Program

  • The board recognizes that the goals and objectives of the district can best be achieved by providing a broad offering of purposeful learning experiences, some of which are more appropriately conducted outside of the approved curriculum of the district.  Such activities will ordinarily be conducted wholly or partly outside the regular school day and will be available to all students who voluntarily elect to participate.  The co-curricular program encompasses approved curriculum-related activities.

    The board will approve all activities included within the ASB program. The principal is authorized to approve curriculum-related activities that are not part of the ASB program and will make school facilities available for them and designate staff members to support and supervise them.

    The district will not exclude any person from participation in the co-curricular program, deny any person the benefits of such a program or otherwise discriminate against any person in any co-curricular program on the basis of the categories identified in the district’s Nondiscrimination policy.

    The criteria to be used by the principal for approving curriculum-related activities are:

    1. The purposes and/or objectives will be part of a specific program or course offering;
    2. The participating students will be currently enrolled in a related course or program or possess the entry level knowledge and/or skills to successfully participate in the activity;
    3. The group will be supervised by a qualified staff member;
    4. The cost of the activity must not be prohibitive to student or district;
    5. The activity must comply with Title IX requirements;
    6. All activity must take place on school premises unless approved in advance by the school principal; and
    7. The activity must not be secretive in nature. 

    Curriculum related activities, whether approved by the board as part of the ASB or by the principal, must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    1. The subject matter of the activity is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course;
    2. The subject matter of the activity concerns the body courses as a whole;
    3. Participation in the activity is required for a particular course; or
    4. Participation in the activity results in academic credit.

    The board directs the superintendent to develop appropriate procedures for proper planning, funding, approval and implementation of all activities offered within the above guidelines.

    The principal will be responsible for administering the co-curricular program in the school.  An opportunity will be made available in each school for students, including those with disabilities, to participate in some aspect of the program.  A survey shall be conducted at least once every three (3) years to assure that the recreational and athletic activities program accurately responds to the needs and desires of both boys and girls.

    The district will evaluate its intramural and interscholastic program at least once each year to ensure that equal opportunities are available to members of both sexes with respect to participation in interscholastic and/or intramural programs.

    Cross References:
    Board Policy
    2151  Interscholastic Athletics
    3210  Nondiscrimination
    3510  Associated Student Bodies
    4260  Use of School Facilities

    Legal References:
    20 U.S.C. §§ 4071  Equal Access Act
    RCW 28A.325.020  Associated student bodies – Powers and responsibilities affecting
    RCW 28A.600.200  Interschool athletic and other extracurricular activities for students – Authority to regulate and impose penalties – Delegation of authority – Conditions
    RCW 28A.640.020  Regulations, guidelines to eliminate discrimination – Scope – Sexual harassment policies
    WAC 392-138-010  Definitions
    WAC 392-190-025  Recreational and athletic activities
    WAC 392-190-030  General – Recreational and athletic activities – Annual athletic evaluation
    WAC 392-190-040  Recreational and athletic activities – student athletic interest survey
    WAC 392-190-045  Recreational and athletic activities – Facilities

    ADOPTED:  01/17/1991
    REVISED:  2/24/94; 9/25/97; 3/26/15

    Procedure No. 2150P Co-Curricular Program
    The co-curricular program as defined consists of:

    1. activities that are curriculum-related and have been approved as part of the associated student body program; and
    2. curriculum-related activities that are not part of the associated student body program and which satisfy the conditions and criteria established in Policy 2150. 

    Activities which operate as an approved associated student body program must have met all conditions as specified in the ASB Constitution, and must be curriculum related.  The school principal shall be responsible for assigning a staff member(s) to supervise all such approved programs.

    When an activity does not satisfy the ASB program conditions or ASB status would not be necessary or beneficial, interested students and a proposed staff member-sponsor may seek approval and recognition as a curriculum-related activity from the school principal.  Each approved group shall operate under the guidelines set forth by the principal, including, but not limited to, objectives, membership, supervision, proposed activities, and funding.

    In order to be curriculum-related, an activity must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    1. the subject matter of the activity is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course;
    2. the subject matter of the activity concerns the body of courses as a whole;
    3. participation in the activity is requiring for a particular course; or
    4. participation in the activity results in academic credit.

    Recognized curriculum-related groups shall have use of school facilities and equipment under terms set forth by the school principal.  Groups that are not recognized as a part of the co-curricular program may apply for use of school facilities under conditions set forth in Policy 4260, Use of School Facilities.

    When organizations involving boys and/or girls of student age wish to announce and/or promote a forthcoming activity through the school (bulletin board, etc.), the organization shall describe its plans to the principal prior to any announcement.  Ticket sales and other promotional activities may be permitted at the school, subject to the approval and conditions set forth by the principal (see Policy 3222, Distribution of Materials).  This cooperation shall in no way require the classroom teacher to supervise or assist with the activity, carry no direct or implied endorsement, shall not disrupt classroom instruction, and shall involve the principal only to the extent that they approve, deny or modify any proposed promotional activity.  Such advertising promotion and ticket sales for independent activities shall carry a statement indicating the sponsor of the activity.  Should the nonschool group wish to hold these activities on campus, appropriate rental arrangements may be made through Policy 4260 -Use of School Facilities.

    ADOPTED:  02/24/94
    REVISED:  9/25/97; 12/16/04

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