1.        Purpose

The Board recognizes the value of students sharing their talents and skills with the community through student participation and performances in public events.

2.        Authority

        SC 510

The Board endorses public performances by students when they constitute a learning experience that contributes to the educational program; they do not interfere with other scheduled activities; and the circumstances of the event do not pose a threat to the health, safety or well-being of the students who are involved.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

All requests for public performances by student groups require the approval of the building principal and the Superintendent, who shall report such requests to the Board.

        230 AR,

        230 AR-1

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to implement this policy.

4.        Guidelines

Parental permission shall be sought and received before students may participate in any public performance.

        Pol. 204

When public performances are scheduled as a regular part of a planned course of instruction taken for credit, students shall be informed in advance of their obligation to participate; and they will be excused from participation only in accordance with the rules and procedures governing school attendance.

No District student, group of students, or employees may receive compensation for a public performance of students organized as school representatives.

The interests of students shall be protected and guarded against exploitation.

School Code 510

Board Policy 204

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