Morgan County Schools
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2430 - COUNTY-SPONSORED CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

The Board of Education believes that the goals and objectives of this County are best achieved by a diversity of learning experiences, including those that are not conducted in a regular classroom but are directly related to the curriculum.

The purpose of curricular-related activities shall be to enable students to explore a wider range of individual interests than may be available in the County's courses of study but are still directly related to accomplishing the educational outcomes for students as adopted by the Board in Policy 2131.

For purposes of this policy, curricular-related activities, also known as co-curricular activities which are activities that are closely related to identifiable academic programs and/or areas of study that serve to complement academic and technical curricula, include those activities in which:

 A.the subject matter is actually taught or will be taught in a regularly offered course;

 B.the subject matter concerns the County's composite courses of study;

 C.participation is required for a particular course;

 D.participation results in academic credit.

No curricular-related activity shall be considered to be under the sponsorship of this Board unless it meets one (1) or more of the criteria stated above and has been approved by the Superintendent.

Such activities, along with extra-curricular activities (not directly related to courses of study), may be conducted on or off school premises by clubs, associations, and organizations of students sponsored by the Board and directed by a staff advisor. Once approved, schools must implement, in an equitable manner, co-curricular and extracurricular programs, at the appropriate instructional levels, that contribute to the success of students. Additionally, co-curricular activities may take place during the instructional day.

The Board shall allow nondistrict-sponsored, student clubs and activities during noninstructional time, in accordance with the provisions in local Board Policy 5730 -- Equal Access For Nondistrict-Sponsored, Student Clubs and Activities.

In order to be eligible for any nonacademic extra-curricular activity, a student must have maintained at least a 2.0 grade-point average as defined and described in WV Board of Education policy 2436.10 and local Board Policy 2430.02.

Students identified as disabled under State Board Policy and the IDEA are subject to the eligibility standards established by this policy unless specifically exempted by the express terms of their individualized education program (IEP). An IEP can specify the criteria by which a grade will be determined for [a] course[s], given the individual studentís disability.

Whenever a student becomes a member of a County-established student group or national organization such as National Honor Society, in order to remain a member, s/he must continue to meet all of the eligibility criteria and abide by the principles and practices established by the group or organization.

Students shall be fully informed of the curricular-related and extra-curricular activities available to them and of the eligibility standards established for participation in these activities. Students will be further informed that participation in extra-curricular activities is a privilege and not a right, and that they may be prohibited from all or part of their participation in such activities by authorized school personnel however, students should be provided some limited form of due process when they will be prohibited from all or part of their participation in such activities. County-sponsored activities shall be available to all students who elect to participate and who meet eligibility standards.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines to implement a program of curricular-related clubs and activities and of extra-curricular activities. Such guidelines should ensure that the needs and interests of the students are properly assessed and procedures are established for continuing evaluation of each club and activity.

Board Policy 2430.02
State Board policy 2436.10, State Board policy 2510, and State Board policy 4373

Revised 8/7/12

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