The Monroe City School Board shall be committed to providing for each of its schools a program of student activities to all students in a manner which allows students equal opportunity to participate in services and activities.  All activities shall be in compliance with pertinent regulations of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.


All work missed by students while participating in student activities or events shall be made up and completed in a manner that would be required of any other students in order to receive credit.


No student shall be allowed to participate in any event on the day or night while the student is under suspension from school.




Co-curricular activities are activities that are relevant, supportive, that are an integral part of the program of studies in which the student is enrolled, and that are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff. 




Extracurricular activities are those activities which are not directly related to the program of studies, which are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff, and which are considered valuable for the overall development of the student. 


Extracurricular activities shall not be scheduled during instructional time.


Notwithstanding any policy, rule, or regulation adopted by the School Board to the contrary, no student otherwise eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity, including interscholastic athletics, shall be limited in the number of such activities in which the student may participate in a school year.


To participate in any extracurricular activity, a student:


  1. Must be in attendance at school at least one (1) hour prior to time he/she is to be released to participate in an event.  Only the school administrator shall grant exceptions to this rule.

  2. If release time is allowed for an event, it shall be approved by the principal or his/her designee and kept to a minimum based on the schools release time plan as submitted to and approved by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

  3. Release time for interscholastic sports shall be governed by the rules of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

  4. Release time for activities not addressed within the school’s plan shall be approved by the Superintendent or designated authority prior to allowing release time for such activity.




All non-academic and extracurricular services and activities shall be offered to all exceptional students in a manner that allows them equal opportunity to participate in services and activities.


Revised:  May, 2013

Revised:  August, 2013



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:176

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Official Handbook, Louisiana High School Athletic Association

Board minutes, 10-1-13


Monroe City School Board