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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  6145.5  Instruction

Student Organizations   

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Student organizations have an important place in the educational program because, when properly organized and operated, they:

1. Extend and reinforce the instructional program.

2. Give students practice in democratic self-government.

3. Build student morale and a spirit of positive support for the school.

4. Honor outstanding student achievement.

5. Provide wholesome social and recreational activities.

Student clubs and societies will be recognized as authorized school organizations if they are organized at the school, sponsored by school personnel, composed completely of current student body members, hold the majority of their meetings at school, have a democratic plan for the selection of members, and respond to school or community interests. Organizational activities shall not conflict with the authority and responsibilities of school officials.

Membership in secret fraternities, sororities, and clubs is prohibited.

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

Hazing

No student shall conspire to engage in hazing, participate in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or other person. Persons violating this policy shall be subject to district discipline, misdemeanor penalties, and forfeiture of entitlements. (Penal Code 245.6)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

221.5 Equal opportunity without regard to sex

221.7 School sponsored athletic programs; prohibited sex discrimination

33352 Supervision of physical education by State Department of Education

33353 California Interscholastic Foundation; governing board

has power to select athletic league representatives

33353.5 California Interscholastic Foundation; direct participation in student athletic insurance program; limitation of receipt of funds

33354 Powers of State Department of Education over interscholastic athletics

35179 Powers and responsibilities of governing board over all aspects of interscholastic athletic programs, policies, and activities in its district; obligation to conform to law; associations; nondiscriminatory programs; definitions

48900 Hazing

48930-48938 Student organizations

49020 Athletic programs: Legislative intent

49021 Equal opportunity for male and female students

49022 Apportionment of funds for male and female students

49023 Expenditure of public funds; prohibited sex discrimination

PENAL CODE

245.6 Hazing

627-627.10 Access to school facilities

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities of pupils

COURT DECISIONS

TITLE VIII - THE EQUAL ACCESS ACT (Federal)

Hartzell v. Connell, 84 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1417 (April 20, 1984)

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 20, 1989 Escondido, California