Manistee Area 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.they do not interfere with other scheduled activities of the school;

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

All requests for public performances by students require the approval of the building administrator.

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

 A.all requests for public performances by students shall be presented for approval;

 B.parental permission is sought and received before students participate;

 C.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 will be excused from participation only in accordance with the rules and administrative guidelines;

 D.when invited to perform at a nonschool or noncurricular function, all students who are members of a group 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 properly represent the school and to acquire a valuable learning experience; 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; student, group of students, or employees of this Board receive personal compensation for the performance in public of students organized for a school activity, but may accept contributions to a student activity fund;

 G.the interests of our students be protected and guarded against exploitation.