The Washington Parish School Board believes that 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 students with assistance from the organizational sponsor and the school administration; 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 Board.


The Board shall require any and all persons who create a disturbance or disrupt a school activity sufficiently that it becomes necessary to ask a person or person(s) to remove themselves from the school sponsored activity, to be served with a notice sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, that they are banned from attending any other school activity including athletic events, which are generally open to the public.  Any such person found attending any activity shall be considered as trespassing in violation of statutory provisions and appropriate criminal action may be taken.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:63.3, 17:2091, 17:2092, 17:2093

Board minutes, 10-13-83


Washington Parish School Board