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Lakeside Union SD (Lakeside) |  BP  6145.8  Instruction

Assemblies And Special Events   

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The Governing Board believes that assemblies and special events should promote a positive school climate and be related to the district's educational program. Assemblies may provide information that supplements the district's curriculum or may showcase student achievement in academics, athletics, music, art, drama, or other extracurricular or cocurricular activities.

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6115 - Ceremonies and Observances)

(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The principal shall ensure that speakers and community resources featured in school assemblies and special events are carefully selected and represent a balanced viewpoint. Prospective speakers shall agree to present material of educational relevance that is appropriate to the maturity of the audience, with no statements that are obscene, vulgar, or that incite violence.

(cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)

(cf. 6144 - Controversial Issues)

The principal shall schedule assemblies and special events so as to maximize the effectiveness of instructional time and to satisfy the requirements of law and negotiated agreements.

(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

During the assembly, students shall show respect to all performers and speakers. Students who disrupt the program shall lose the privilege of attending the assembly and may be subject to disciplinary action.

(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

Outside Speakers/Presenters/Activities

The Board believes that student learning is enriched by special classroom presentations, by special assemblies, and by off-campus activities. All such presentations, including classroom and assembly speakers, shall be arranged with the approval of the site administrator or designee and shall be conducted under the supervision of a staff member.

No students shall attend, observe, or participate in any program that demonstrates, or intends to demonstrate, hypnosis. "Hypnosis" in this regulation shall be defined as "a state that resembles sleep, but is induced by a hypnotist whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject."

No students shall attend, observe, or participate in any program that demonstrates, or advocates, elements of cruelty, prurient sexual activity, racism, or sexism.

Nor shall any student attend, observe, or participate in any program that promotes, or is intended to promote, sectarian religious belief. Teaching about religion, presentations about religious practices, and ceremonies by representatives of religious bodies are permitted provided that there is no invitation to students to 1) publicly identify their own religious affiliations, if any; 2) to affiliate with, or give obeisance to any sectarian religious group; 3) or to attend any nonschool related activity related to sectarian religious belief.

No student shall attend, observe, or participate in any program that promotes, or is intended to promote, partisan political beliefs. Teaching about partisan political beliefs, presentations about partisan political practices and ceremonies by representatives of partisan political parties are permitted provided that there is no invitation to students to 1) publicly identify their own political affiliations, if any; 2) to affiliate with, or give obeisance to, any partisan political group; 3) or to attend any nonschool related activity related to partisan political beliefs.

Student Participation in Approved Off-Campus Activities

Approval of student participation in approved off-campus activities shall be made by the principal according to the following guide:

1. The request for such participation has been made to the principal either by the adviser of the student organization or class or by the representative of an established group.

2. The participation will not interfere with the class work of the student and is of such educational worth that absence from schoolwork is justified.

3. The situation shall be one which is a community affair or in connection with a service organization of the community. (Appearance by students at strictly commercial or privately operated events will not be approved.)

4. Participation outside the district shall not be permitted except in cases where there is sound educational worth for the students involved.

5. Written approval from parent/guardian for student's participation shall be on file at the school prior to the student's participation.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

37200-37202 School calendar

37220-37223 Holidays

46010 Total days of attendance

46100 Length of schoolday

48980 Notice at beginning of term

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51240 Excuse from instruction due to religious beliefs

51513 Materials containing questions about beliefs or practices

51930-51939 Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act

Policy LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 17, 2012 Lakeside, California