CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND
The Bossier Parish School Board shall be committed to providing for each of its schools a program of student activities to all students in a manner which allows students equal opportunity to participate in services and activities. All activities shall be in compliance with pertinent regulations of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
All work missed by students while participating in student activities or events shall be made up and completed in a manner that would be required of any other students in order to receive credit.
No student shall be allowed to participate in any event on the day or night while the student is under suspension from school or has not been under authorized personnel for more than 50% of the student’s instructional day.
Co-curricular activities are activities that are relevant, supportive, that are an integral part of the program of studies in which the student is enrolled, and that are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff. Co-curricular activities may be scheduled during instructional time with an opportunity to make-up any classroom work missed as a result of the activity.
Extracurricular activities are those activities which are not directly related to the program of studies, which are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff, and which are considered valuable for the overall development of the student. Extracurricular activities shall not be scheduled during instructional time.
Notwithstanding any policy, rule, or regulation adopted by the School Board to the contrary, no student otherwise eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity, including interscholastic athletics, shall be limited in the number of such activities in which the student may participate in a school year.
SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT PARTICIPATION
All non-academic and extracurricular services and activities shall be offered to all exceptional students in a manner that allows them equal opportunity to participate in services and activities.
Revised: July 18, 2013
Revised: October 3, 2013
Revised: June 3, 2021
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:176
Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education
Official Handbook, Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Board minutes, 7-18-13, 10-3-13, 6-3-21
Bossier Parish School Board