Code No.: 503.9
Students, as part of the education program, may participate in contests or other public
and private events approved by the superintendent that will be of benefit to the student
and the education program. Performance at such events is a privilege.
Students, who perform at such events, serve as ambassadors of the school district and
must conduct themselves in the same manner as required in the regular school day.
Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it
may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Students will be allowed to perform in these events only with proper permission and
supervision and when the events do not disrupt the education program or other school
district operations. The events must be approved by the superintendent, unless it
involves unusual travel and expense, in which case the board must approve of the
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the principal, to
develop administrative regulations regarding this policy. In developing the
administrative regulations, these guidelines should be followed:
Performances by student groups below the high school level should be allowed
on a very limited basis;
All groups of students should have an opportunity to participate; and
Extensive travel by one group of students should be discouraged.
It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine whether the event will
benefit the education program and the participating students. Contests or other
performances by students unapproved by the superintendent are the responsibility of the
parent and the student.
Legal Reference: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
Iowa Code §§ 280.13-.14 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 12.6.
Code No.: 503.9