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Hope ESD  |  AR  6145  Instruction

Extracurricular And Curricular Activities   

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For purposes of applying eligibility criteria for student participation, extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be defined as follows: (Education Code 35160.5)

1. Extracurricular activities are not part of the regular school curriculum, are not graded, do not offer credit, do not take place during classroom time, and have all of the following characteristics:

a. The program is supervised or financed by the school district.

b. Students participating in the program represent the school district.

c. Students exercise some degree of freedom in the selection, planning, or control of the program.

d. The program includes both preparation for performance and performance before an audience or spectators.

2. Cocurricular activities are programs that may be associated with the curriculum in a regular classroom.

An activity is not an extracurricular or cocurricular activity if either of the following conditions applies: (Education Code 35160.5)

1. It is a teacher-graded or required program or activity.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

2. It is a program that has as its primary goal the improvement of academic or educational achievement of students.


All extracurricular activities conducted under the name or auspices of a district school or any class or organization of the school, regardless of where the activities are held, shall be under the direct supervision of certificated employees. (5 CCR 5531)

Any noncertificated person working with students in a district-sponsored extracurricular student activity program shall possess an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing or shall have cleared a Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check prior to beginning his/her duties, in accordance with BP 4127/4227/4327 - Temporary Athletic Team Coaches. (Education Code 49024)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4112.5/4212.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4127/4227/4327 - Temporary Athletic Team Coaches)


approved: August 27, 2018 Santa Barbara, California