IGDA - Student Organizations

Code: IGDA
Adopted: 8/13/97

The district encourages curriculum-related student organizations.  District staff will facilitate such organizations and district resources may be used to support them.  The district may also support student organizations which are not directly curriculum-related.

The building principal will develop general guidelines for student organizations.  Among other provisions, such guidelines will require the assignment of at least one staff advisor to each student organization.

Voluntary student-organized clubs which are not curriculum-related may meet on school premises during non-instructional time.  If the content of such a club’s meetings is religious in nature, school staff may attend only in a non-participatory manner.  Staff may be assigned to attend such meetings for custodial purposes only, but will not be compelled to attend a meeting if the content of the speech at the meeting is contrary to that person’s beliefs.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 339.880
ORS 339.885
OAR 581-021-0050
OAR 581-021-0055
Equal Access Act, 20 U.S.C. Sections 4071-4074.
Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free S. D., 508 U.S. 384 2141 (1993).
Westside Community Board of Education v. Mergens, 496 U.S. 226 (1990).