JJG - Contests for Students

Emery County School District

Policy: JJG - Contests for Students

Date Adopted: 6 April 1988

Current Review / Revision: 17 June 1998

The public schools will cooperate with individuals, community organizations, and agencies desiring to sponsor activities in the public schools in keeping with the purposes and educational aims of the school when such activities can be integrated into the school program without disruption or loss of instructional time for the student and without imposing an unreasonable added work load on the staff of the school.

Organizations desiring to sponsor such activities will present their plans to the Board and superintendent. All contests, competitions, etc., proposed by private sources, will be judged on grounds of their direct contribution to educational values. All community-sponsored activities for students must have Board approval.

The sponsor of an activity will be responsible for the preparation and circulation of all informational materials and for other administrative work required in the grading, judging and evaluation of the work of the participants.

The schools as a whole will not participate in essay or poster contests as schools. However, schools may post announcements on such contests and use other means for passing information on to students about essay and poster contests that have the approval of the Superintendent.