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The Bossier Parish School Board, recognizing the importance of worthwhile organizations in the school, encourages all students to participate in student organizations and club activities. Students shall have the right to form organizations within the school for cultural, social, athletic, and other authorized purposes which will enrich and extend their education. Such groups shall follow administrative regulations and procedures developed and maintained by the Superintendent and staff governing the creation and operation of student organizations and clubs in accordance with School Board policy.
Student organizations or clubs shall not deny membership to any student because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or disability. Any form of secret society or club shall not be permitted.
Principals shall be responsible for approving or authorizing any student activity and/or organization and shall also be responsible for the operation and oversight of all student activities or organizations to assure compliance with administrative regulations. The following guidelines shall be observed in approving or authorizing student organizations or clubs:
student clubs must have the approval of the principal and must have
at least one faculty member as sponsor.
shall be no restrictions on membership except as appropriate for students
engaging in particular studies.
Participation in clubs may be curtailed by the administration to assure that students do not become overloaded with extracurricular activities to the detriment of their academic progress.
As provided by the Federal Equal Access Act, any school which allows non-curriculum related groups access to school facilities during non-instructional time must adhere to the following criteria:
access will not be denied on the basis of religious, political, philosophical
or other content of such meetings or organizations;
meetings are voluntary and student-initiated;
is no sponsorship of the meetings by the school, the government, or
its agents or employees;
or agents of the school or government are present at religious meetings
only in a non-participatory capacity;
meetings do not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly
conduct of educational activities within the school;
persons may not direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend activities
of student groups; and
If access is given to school media such as bulletin boards, newspapers, or public address systems, it must be given to all non-curriculum related clubs on an equal basis.
Ref: 20 USC 4071-4074 (Equal Access)
20 USC 7905 (Equal Access to Public School Facilities)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:2091
Bossier Parish School Board