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2150 (P) - Co-curricular Program

BOARD POLICY No. 2150

CO‑CURRICULAR PROGRAM

The district 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 superintendent or his/her designee will approve all activities included within the Associate Student Body 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 criteria to be used by the superintendent or principal for approving curriculum-related activities are:

A.  The purposes and/or objectives shall be part of a specific program or course offering;

B.  The participating students shall be currently enrolled in a related course or program or possess the entry level knowledge and/or skills to successfully participate in the activity;

C.  The group will be supervised by a qualified staff member;

D.  The cost of the activity must not be prohibitive to student or district;

E.   The activity must comply with Title IX requirements;

F.   All activity must take place on school premises unless approved in advance by the school principal; and

G.  The activity must not be secretive in nature.

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

A.  The subject matter of the activity is actually taught or will soon be taught in a regularly offered course;

B.  The subject matter of the activity concerns the body of courses as a whole;

C.  Participation in the activity is required for a particular course; or

D.  Participation in the activity results in academic credit.

The superintendent or his/her designee will 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 male and female students.

The district shall evaluate its co-curricular program at least once each year to ensure that equal opportunities are available to members of both sexes and race/ethnicity.

 

Cross References:

Board Policy 2151         Interscholastic Activities

Board Policy 3210         Nondiscrimination

Board Policy 3510         Associated Student Bodies

Board Policy 4260         Use of School Facilities

Legal References:

20 U.S.C 4071 et seq.    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        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: July 16, 2002

Revised: February 27, 2018

 

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