JJ - Extracurricular Activities

Emery County School District

Policy: JJ - Extracurricular Activities

Date Adopted: 6 April 1988

Current Review / Revision: 2 November 2005

The Board recognizes that extracurricular activities, when properly planned and conducted in an appropriate, safe environment, represent an essential part of the educational experience. The Board supports such extra classroom activities and will attempt to make them available on a voluntary basis to the students. It is the Board's goal to provide each student with a balanced program of academic studies and extra-curricular activities to be determined by the school, the parents, and the students.

Extracurricular activities are organized, supervised activities conducted under the auspices of the school District, the local school, or an element thereof and on school District property, which primarily involve students in other than classroom situations and for which no credit separate from an approved course shall be given toward graduation.

Extracurricular activities involving travel shall be properly chaperoned. A teacher, advisor or coach responsible for each activity shall travel on the bus to and from each activity with the participating students. Participating students are not authorized to transport other students to or from co-curricular activities and extra-curricular activities.

The following may be considered extra-curricular activities:

  1. student government and its related activities and organizations;

  2. music festivals or contests, speech contests, debates, dramatics contests;

  3. organized activities which are part of inter-scholastic athletics;

  4. all types of inter-scholastic competition; and

  5. special interest clubs.

The Board will approve specific extracurricular activities through the authority it extends to school principals to authorize and administer them in keeping with this policy and Board-approved regulations.