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The Monroe City School Board believes that student activities at school are a vital part of the total education program and should be used as a means for developing wholesome attitudes and good human relations, as well as knowledge and skills.  The School Board believes that school citizenship, as reflected in student activities, is a measure of the achievement of important school goals.  The School Board recognizes that the greatest values to be derived from both curricular and extracurricular student school activities occur when such activities are developed and encouraged through participation among, or the knowledge of, the student body, interested members in the community, and school staff.


The School Board further believes that any program of student activities should:


  1. Require all student participation to be on a voluntary basis;

  2. Require that student activity funds should be used for purposes which benefit the student body of the school;

  3. Require that the management of student funds be the responsibility of the student with assistance from the organizational sponsor and the school administration; and,

  4. Permit the formation of student unions, student clubs, and other student groups organized to promote, or pursue specialized athletic, social service, and social activities providing that all organizations have the prior approval of the School Board.


The School Board further understands that the cost of some student activities may be a financial burden on families.  Students may receive support to defray the cost of activities from fundraising efforts of district-sanctioned student groups or clubs.  Also, prior to participation in such activities, the school may elect to offer a payment plan to the parents of students wishing to participate so that prior to participation all activity fees are paid.  Parents or guardians are responsible for all incurred activity fees.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:2091, 17:2092, 17:2093


Monroe City School Board