Williamsville Central School District

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Student Activities

Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
7000 - Students

7410 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The Board of Education considers extracurricular activities to be a valuable part of the program of the school and shall support these activities within the financial means of the District.

Limited Open Forum

The Board of Education maintains a limited open forum where secondary students may meet for voluntary student-initiated activities unrelated directly to the instructional program, regardless of religious, political or philosophical content.

To provide "a fair opportunity" to students who wish to conduct a meeting, the Board of Education, in accordance with the provisions of the Equal Access Act, shall ensure that:

  1. The meeting is voluntary and student-initiated;
  2. There is no sponsorship of the meeting by the school, the government, or its agents or employees;
  3. Employees or agents of the school or government are present at religious meetings only in a nonparticipatory capacity;
  4. The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school; and
  5. Nonschool persons may not direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend activities of student groups (20 USC Section 4071[c]).
The Board prohibits student organizations whose activities may be unlawful or may cause disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of the educational process.

Administration is responsible for establishing regulations governing the use of school facilities by student organizations.

Eligibility for Attendance

  1. Students who are declared suspended from school and/or serve their suspension on a day of an athletic game or practice session, school dance, or other school event/activity scheduled after regular school hours are not eligible for participation or attendance at such events until their suspension has been served and they have returned to regular classes.
  2. Students placed on home instruction due to medical issues/illness may not attend school dances or other events/activity until medically cleared by their physician and/or the District physician to return to school.
Equal Access Act, 20 United States Code (USC) Sections 4071-4074
Education Law Sections 1709 and 1709-a, 2503-a and 2554-a
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 142
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 172

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