The Natchitoches Parish 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 students with assistance from 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 Board of Education.


The Natchitoches Parish School Board shall pay one-half, but not more than $300.00, for travel expenses of the students attending national conventions.  The student must be a state officer of a statewide student organization under the sponsorship of the Louisiana Department of Education and the Natchitoches Parish School Board, or he/she must have qualified for national competition.


A chaperon may be designated by the Superintendent to accompany the student, with the chaperon's travel expenses to be paid by the Board.  When a student is selected for international competition, the Board shall pay a maximum of $450.00 for travel expenses, with each case to be reviewed individually.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:2091, 17:2092, 17:2093

Board minutes, 11-14-85, 6-12-86, 1-11-90, 8-12-93


Natchitoches Parish School Board