The Board of Education recognizes the importance of student activities, including providing students with meaningful democratic experiences and promoting civic responsibility. The Board of Education is committed to encouraging students to become involved in these activities and in their own governance. The overall success of the school system relies heavily on the collaboration of the entire school community to include students.

All schools shall establish a student activities program as an integral part of curriculum, providing personal, social, and democratic governance applications and experiences appropriate to the maturity, needs, and interests of students. In addition to school-level student activities, the Department of Education shall maintain the student activities program at the district/complex area and state levels. The student activities program shall complement, extend, reinforce, and support academic learning experiences.

Adopted: 10/70; Amended: 03/88; 11/99; 08/01; 01/05/06