North Knox School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board believes that the goals and objectives of this Corporation 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 Corporation's courses of study but are 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 are defined as 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 Corporation'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 or more of the criteria stated above and has been approved by the Superintendent.

Such activities, as well as extra-curricular or 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.

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

Any student who has not made a passing score on all of the State-mandated testing and assessments tests shall be ineligible to participate in any extra-curricular activity, including athletics. The Board believes a student who has not passed these tests should be using extra-curricular time to participate in one or more of the Corporation's programs for assisting students to pass the tests. However, if a parent believes that his/her child may be unduly affected by lack of participation in a particular activity, s/he may come to the school and sign a waiver which will release the student from this eligibility rule and allow him/her to participate in the activity. The parent should be informed, prior to signing the waiver, that State law does not allow a student to receive a high school diploma unless s/he has passed all of the State-mandated testing and assessments tests.

No noncorporation-sponsored organization may use the name of the School Corporation or any other name which would associate an activity with the Corporation.

In addition to the eligibility requirements established by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, to be eligible for any athletic or other extra-curricular activity, a student must not have received a failing grade in any course for the semester(s) prior to the semester in which s/he wishes to participate.

An exception may be made by the principal if the student has been participating in a remediation program and has shown satisfactory progress toward achieving the minimum grade-point average.

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. Corporation-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 assessed properly and procedures are established for continuing evaluation of each club and activity.

20 U.S.C. 4071 et seq.
I.C. 20-5-2-2, 20-10.1-8-1 et seq.

Revised 4/15/03

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