The School Board believes that the student activities at school are a vital part of the total educational program and should be used as a means for developing wholesome attitudes and good human relations, as well as knowledge and skills. The Board believes that school citizenship, as reflected in student activities, is a measure of the achievement of important school goals. The Board recognizes that the greatest values to be derived from both curricular and extracurricular student school activities occur when such activities are developed and encouraged through participation among, or the knowledge of, the student body, interested members in the community, and school staff.
The Board further believes that any program of student activities should:
1. Require all student participation to be on a voluntary basis;
2. Require that student activity funds should be used for purposes which benefit the
student body of the school;
3. Require that the management of student funds be the responsibility of the
organizational sponsor and the school administrator; and
4. Permit the formation of student unions, student clubs, and other student groups
organized to promote or pursue specialized athletic, social service, and social
activities providing that all organizations have the prior approval of the school
The Livingston Parish School Board recognizes that citizens, students, Board personnel, other persons and organizations may wish to express support for a particular school or the school system by participating in school-sanctioned fundraising activities. The Board shall require that such fundraising projects be conducted so that they do not interfere with educational objectives or community standards.
Any school club or organization shall request permission from the principal prior to engaging in a fundraising activity. The request shall be in writing by the club or organization's sponsor. Plans for such activities should be made well in advance of the event, and the total fundraising efforts in a school should not be a burden or nuisance to students, faculty, parents, or the community. All fundraising activities shall be conducted in accordance with the Livingston Parish School Board School Activity Fund Procedures Manual.
' Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:196, 17:414.3, 17:2091 et seq., 24:515, 39:1301 et seq., 42:1101, 42:1102, 42:1116, 42:1121; Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education.