Manistee Area Schools
Administrative Guidelines


The Board 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.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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

 C.All non-District performances shall be under the supervision of the professional staff of the District.

 D.Payment or donations may not be made to any student or staff member but may be made to the appropriate Student Activity Fund.

 E.Requests for use of a student organization in non-District activities must be made at least five (5) days in advance of the scheduled event, unless specifically exempted by the Superintendent.

 F.All costs and expenses directly associated with the performance shall be borne by the sponsoring organizations.

 G.No non-District, noncurricular-related activity should involve extensive rehearsals or loss of school time.

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

 I.Participation in non-District activities where admission fees are charged is allowable only if the proceeds are for charitable, educational, or civic purposes.