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Criteria for Selection of Educationally Desirable Contests

The Superintendent shall develop regulations to implement this policy regarding contests for students according to the following criteria:

1. On a national basis the schools should confine their participation to those national contests which are currently placed on an approved list such as that published annually by the committee on National Contests and Activities of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

2. On a state and local basis the contest or activity should be:

a. One that supplements and does not interfere with the regular school program.

b. One that is beneficial to youth in educational, civic, social or ethical development.

c. One that makes it possible for individual students to work out contributions by their own efforts.

d. One whose subject is not commercial, controversial, sectarian or concerned with propaganda. It must emphasize high moral standards, good citizenship, and intellectual competence.

e. One from which no contestant should be excluded because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or payment of entry fee.

f. One which does not place an undue burden on students, teachers, or the school, nor require frequent or lengthy absence of participants from the school.

g. One sponsored by an organization engaged in a creditable or acceptable enterprise regardless of kind or amount of prizes offered.


adopted: April 19, 2007 Burbank, California