Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines


The Board of Education in its Policy 5880 has recognized the value to students, the District, and the community of students sharing their talents and skills with the community through participation and performances in public events.

General Guidelines

 A.At the beginning of each school year, staff members in charge of student groups who wish to perform out of the District at local events as an integral part of the instructional program shall submit the plan to the principal for approval. If the performance involves an overnight or extended trip, the request shall be submitted to the Superintendent by the principal in accord with AG 2340.
  The plan for local performances should indicate the following information requested in the Student Performance Report Form 5880 F1: submitted organization


  4.sponsoring organization

  5.location of the performance

  6.purpose of the performance

  7.fee (if any) and reimbursement costs

  8.estimated loss of instructional time

  9.benefits to the students, the student organizations, and the District

 B.Any outside group may also request a performance by an individual student, by a group of students not established as an approved school organization, or by an approved school organization when the performance is not part of the approved performance plan described above.

 C.In such cases, a student or staff member shall submit the request to the principal for approval. Each request is to be submitted on the Student Performance Request Form 5880 F1.

 D.This guideline will also apply to students in art education, industrial arts, or other programs where students are requested to exhibit works at locations outside the District.

 E.Priority will always be given to District-related performances. Nondistrict performances have priority in the following order: the local School District's community, other nearby school districts, and communities outside the District.

 F.When public performances are scheduled as a regular part of a course of study taken for credit, students shall be informed in advance of the obligation to participate and will be excused from participation only in accordance with the rules and administrative guidelines governing school attendance.

 G.When a request for public performance is not part of the regular program, all students who are members of the group invited to perform are polled for their willingness to do so and no request for a performance be granted unless the faculty advisor believes a sufficient number will participate to represent the school fairly and will acquire a valuable learning experience.

 H.No student, group of students, or employees of this Board may receive personal compensation for the performance in public of students organized for a school activity but may collect a donation to an approved student activity fund.

 I.All nondistrict performances shall be under the supervision of the professional staff of the District.

 J.Requests for use of a student organization in nondistrict activities must be made at least ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled event, unless specifically exempted by the principal.

 K.No nondistrict, noncurricular-related activity should involve extensive rehearsals or loss of school time.

 L.No performance is to be used to promote competitive goods or services; commercial implications, if present, must not be more than incidental.

 M.Participation in nondistrict activities where admission fees are charged is allowable only if the proceeds are for charitable, educational, or civic purposes.

© Neola 2002