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:
- The meeting is voluntary and student-initiated;
- There is no sponsorship of the meeting by the school, the government, or its agents or employees;
- Employees or agents of the school or government are present at religious meetings only in a nonparticipatory capacity;
- The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school; and
- Nonschool persons may not direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend activities of student groups (20 USC Section 4071[c]).
Administration is responsible for establishing regulations governing the use of school facilities by student organizations.
Eligibility for Attendance
- 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.
- 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.
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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