IGD - Co-curricular/Extracurricular Activities**

Code: IGD
Adopted: Unknown
Re-adopted: 8/13/97
Original Code: 7860

Extracurricular activities are an integral part of school life and often require as much planning and supervision as academic subjects.  All students, regardless of their ability levels, should be encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities.  Care must be taken, however, to ensure that these activities do not take precedence over subject matter areas, but remain in the position of supplementing the actual courses of study.

Representative student governments, student clubs and other activities are recognized as providing worthwhile learning experiences for many students.  The formation of such organizations is authorized and encouraged insofar as they are established and conducted in a manner consistent with district policies and regulations, have staff sponsors, and serve a stated purpose that complements district and school goals.

All activities sponsored by the district must be supervised by a teacher or other authorized adults.  School class advisors and sponsors will be responsible for their group in any and all school activities.  Advisors will consult the principal before scheduling any activity in order to obtain prior approval.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 332.107
ORS 339.240
ORS 339.250
OAR 581-021-0050 to -0075
OAR 581-022-1680
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).
Havercamp v. Unified School District No. 380, 689 F Supp. 1055 (D. Kan. 1986); aff’d, _F.2d_ (10th Cir. 1987).
Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens, 496 U.S. 226 (1990).
Equal Access Act, P.L. 20 U.S.C. Sections 4071-4074.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1683; 34 CFR Part 106 (2000).