Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies


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

The Board endorses such performances when:

 A.They constitute a learning experience which contributes to the educational program or a student's growth and development;

 B.The circumstances of the event do not pose a threat to the health, safety and well-being of the students who will be involved;

 C.All qualified students are given equal opportunity to participate;

 D.Advance approval for the presentation has been obtained from the principal and reported to the Superintendent.


Guidelines for Public Performances


The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy which require that:



All requests for public performances by students shall be presented for approval to the principal;



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



No student who has been asked to perform in a private, nonschool-related performance be compelled to participate or be penalized in any way for failure to do so;



No student or group of students receive personal compensation for the performance in public of students organized for a school activity, but may accept contributions to a student activity fund;



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