Student participation in public performances is a privilege. When students have the opportunity to engage in public performances they act as ambassadors for the district. Students engaged in public performances must conduct themselves in the same manner as required during the regular school day. Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Students will be allowed to perform in these events only with proper permission and supervision and when the events do not disrupt the education program or other District operations. The events must be approved by the superintendent, unless it involves unusual travel and expense, in which case the board must approve of the performance.
In determining whether to approve a student performance, the superintendent shall consider the following guidelines:
• Performances by student groups below the high school level should be allowed on a very limited basis;
• All groups of students should have an opportunity to participate; and,
• Extensive travel by one group of students should be discouraged.
The board encourages the use of students for public performances when such performances contribute to the educational processes and objectives of the school. Performances should not unduly interfere with the student program.
It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether the event will benefit the education program and the participating students. Contests or other performances by students unapproved by the superintendent are the responsibility of the parent and the student.
Approved: October 16, 2014
Reviewed: FY 2015-2016, March 14, 2016