SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES, PROGRAMS, SPEECHES,
AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
The Bossier Parish School Board believes that school assemblies, programs, speeches, and special presentations are a vital part of the total educational program and should be used as a means of developing wholesome attitudes, knowledge, skills and good human relations. The Board recognizes that the greatest value from these activities occurs when the activities are encouraged by the student body, interested members of the community, and the school staff and focus on the enhancement of the school curriculum.
Therefore, the Board directs that any school assembly, program, speech, and/or presentation shall:
and guidelines established by the principal within the school that
shall ensure the proper protection of instructional time and the welfare
of the students and staff.
Require that all
such activities be used for the purposes which benefit the student
body of the school and not be used as a forum for the presenter/speaker
to express his/her own personal agenda.
Conform to all federal
and state statutes and the regulations of the Louisiana Board of Elementary
and Secondary Education.
Fall under the direct
supervision of the school principal, or principal’s designee, who
shall be granted the authority to intercede and if necessary, dismiss
such activities at his/her discretion.
In general, such activities shall not be interrupted unless there is clear evidence the presentation lends itself to libel, obscenity, defamation, false statements, or advocating of racial or religious prejudice.
Bossier Parish School Board