Lakeside Union SD (Lakeside) | BP 6145.5 Instruction
Student Organizations And Equal Access
Student organizations have an important place in the educational program. When properly organized and operated they:
1. Extend and reinforce the instructional program.
2. Build student morale and spirit or positive support for the school.
3. Honor outstanding student achievement.
4. Provide wholesome social and recreational activities.
To guide the professional staff and students in organizations, the Governing Board sets forth the following policy guides:
1. School Clubs and Societies will be recognized as authorized school organizations if they are organized by the school; sponsored by school personnel; composed exclusively of current student body members; hold the majority of their meetings at school; have a democratic plan for the selection of members; establish aims which are educational, of school interest, or community interest; and meet all those conditions hereinafter set forth for recognized school-sponsored organizations.
2. Nonschool Clubs: All other clubs of nonsecret nature whose membership is composed for the most part of students from one school; that are sponsored by other than school personnel; that meet outside school hours at places other than at school; regardless of whether their aims are other than educational, or school interest or community interest, are considered to be nonschool clubs and beyond the jurisdiction of school authorities.
However, should these groups (nonschool groups) conduct activities on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or as a carry-over into the school day or reflect on the reputation of the school, the Superintendent is authorized to develop procedures concerning disciplinary action to be taken.
3. Activities which are contrary to the best interest of the school and reflect on the reputation of the school include the following:
a. Initiation and hazing on the school grounds or at school-sponsored events.
b. Indulging in group functions that violate city laws or county ordinances.
Nonschool clubs may become recognized school-sponsored clubs by conforming to the criteria for school clubs and societies stated earlier.
52 Designation of secondary schools
53 Designation of high schools
48907 Student exercise of free expression
48950 Freedom of speech
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities of students
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
7904 School prayer
7905 Boy Scouts equal access
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 36
20101-240112 Patriotic organizations
Prince v. Jacoby, (2001) 303 F.3d 1074
Culbertson et al. v. Oakridge School District, (2002) 258 F.3d 1061
Good News Club et al. v. Milford Central School, (2001) 121 S.Ct. 2093
Ceniceros v. Board of Trustees of the San Diego Unified School District, (1997) 106 F.3d 878
Board of Education of Westside Community School District v. Mergens By and Through Mergens (1989, 8th Cir.) 867 F.2d 1076
Perumal et al v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District, (1988) 198 Cal. App. 3d 64
Student Coalition for Peace v. Lower Merion School District Board of Directors, (1985) 776 F.2d. 431
Hartzell v. Connell, (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
Policy LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 10, 1994 Lakeside, California
revised: December 11, 2008