Administrative Guideline - 4880 Public Performances by Students


The Board in its Policy 5880 has recognized the value to students, the Corporation, and the community of students sharing their talents and skills with the community through participation and performances in public events.


A.      At the beginning of each school year, staff members in charge of student groups who wish to perform out of the Corporation at local events as an integral part of the instructional program shall submit the plan to the principal for approval. If the performance involves an overnight or extended trip, the request shall be submitted to the Superintendent by the principal.

The plan for local performances should indicate the following information:

1.       date submitted

2.       school organization

3.       instructor

4.       sponsoring organization

5.       location of the performance

6.       purpose of the performance

7.       fee (if any) and reimbursement costs

8.       estimated loss of instructional time

9.       benefits to the students, the student organizations, and the Corporation

Any outside group may also request a performance by an individual student, by a group of students not established as an approved school organization, or by an approved school organization when the performance is not part of the approved performance plan described above. In such cases, a student or staff member shall submit the request to the principal for approval.

This guideline will also apply to students in art education, industrial arts, or other programs where students are requested to exhibit works at locations outside the Corporation.

B.      Priority will always be given to Corporation-related performances. Non-Corporation performances have priority in the following order: the local School Corporation's community, other nearby school corporations, and communities outside the Corporation.

C.      All non-Corporation performances shall be under the supervision of the professional staff of the Corporation.

D.      Payment or donations may not be made to any student or staff member but may be made to the appropriate Student Activity Fund.

E.       All costs and expenses directly associated with the performance shall be borne by the sponsoring organizations.

F.       No non-Corporation, non-curricular-related activity should involve extensive rehearsals or loss of school time.

G.     No performance is to be used to promote competitive goods or services; commercial implications, if present, must not be more than incidental.