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5730 Policy_Equal Access for Non-district-sponsored Student Clubs_Activities

The Board of Education will not permit the use of school facilities by nondistrict-sponsored student clubs and
activities or District-sponsored, extra-curricular clubs and activities during instructional hours. During non-
instructional time, however, no group of students, regardless of the size of the group, will be denied an opportunity
to meet on the basis of the religious, political, philosophical, or other content of the activity.
An application for permission for Nondistrict-Sponsored student clubs and activities to meet on school premises
shall be made to the principal, who shall grant permission provided that s/he determines that:
    A. The activity has been initiated by secondary students;
    B. Attendance at the meeting is voluntary;
    C. No agent or employee of the District will promote, lead, or participate in the meeting;
    D. The meeting does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of instructional activities
        in the school;
    E. Nonschool persons do not direct, conduct, control, or regularly attend the activity.
A student-initiated group granted permission to meet on school premises shall be provided the same rights and
access and shall be subject to the same administrative guidelines that govern the meetings of student
organizations sponsored by this Board, except as provided by this policy. Participation in a student-initiated
meeting must be available to all students who wish to attend and cannot be denied on the basis of a student's
race; creed; color; pregnancy; marital or parental status; religion; age; gender or gender orientation; physical,
mental, emotional, or learning disability; national origin; ancestry; or social or economic status.
The Board will not permit the organization of a fraternity, sorority, or secret society. A student-initiated meeting
may be attended by no more than two (2) outside resource person(s) without consent from the Superintendent or
designee prior to the event. The Superintendent may exclude nonstudents from directing, controlling, or attending
any such meetings of students.
A professional staff member may be assigned to attend a student initiated meeting in a custodial capacity but
shall not participate in the activity. No professional staff member shall be compelled to attend a student-initiated
meeting if the content of the speech at the meeting is contrary to his/her beliefs.
The principal may take such actions as may be necessary to maintain order and discipline on school premises
and to protect the safety and well-being of students and staff members.
Equal Access Act of 1984, 20 U.S.C. 4071 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.
Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e
Wis. Stats. 118.13
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009