School sponsored Associations, Clubs and School Organizations 5-47

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-47


School sponsored Associations, Clubs and School Organizations

  1. Generally

    The School Board encourages and permits principals to establish school-sponsored associations, clubs and organizations for students that will supplement the school's goals and objectives. The Superintendent or designee is authorized to develop regulations, guidelines and procedures regarding such groups.

  2. School-Sponsored

    The following conditions apply to school-sponsored associations, clubs or organizations:

    1. have the written approval of the principal or designee;
    2. be sponsored by a faculty member;
    3. have a constitution and statement of objectives approved by the principal and on file in the school office;
    4. agree to comply with all applicable law, policy and regulation;
    5. handle all of its funds through the student activity fund;
    6. have a membership open to qualified students;
    7. assess only reasonable dues/fees from student members, approved in advance by the principal or designee;
    8. not be a secret society or club, sorority or fraternity whose membership depends upon the permission of the group rather than the free choice of the qualified student or the compliance with specified criteria and
    9. other good and just conditions appropriate to the situation.

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: April 30, 2019