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503.70 Student Performances

Students, as part of the education program and as representatives of the district, may participate in contests and/or other public and private events that will benefit the student(s) and the education program
if approved by the superintendent/designee.

Performance at such events is a privilege, and the superintendent/designee shall have sole discretion to determine if the event at which the student(s) may perform or participate will benefit the education
program and the participating student(s). Students will be allowed to perform in these events as district representatives only with proper permission and supervision and when the events do not disrupt the
education program and/or other district operations. Student participation as district representative(s) in events that involve out-of-state travel and/or significant district expense must be approved by the board.

Students who perform at events as representatives of the district serve as ambassadors of the district and must conduct themselves in the same manner as required in the regular school day and/or at school sponsored events. Students who fail to abide by this policy may be subject to disciplinary measures according to policy and handbooks, including the Good Conduct Rule.

If the superintendent/designee does not approve a student to participate in an outside event as a district representative, all aspects of the student’s participation in the event shall be responsibility of the student and their parent(s).

Legal Reference:
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
Iowa Code §§ 280.13-.14.
281 I.A.C. 12.6.

Cross Reference:
502 Series: Student Behavior and Discipline
503 Series: Student Activities
503.60 Good Conduct Rule

Reviewed:
May 1, 2000
February 15, 2010
March 25, 2013
December 18, 2017
May 19, 2022

Revised:
May 1, 2000
February 15, 2010
March 25, 2013
December 18, 2017
June 20, 2022