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    Associated Student Bodies

    File: 3510

    An Associated Student Body (ASB) shall be formed in each school within the district whenever one or more students in that school engage in money-raising activities with the approval and at the direction or under the supervision of the district. An Associated Student Body shall be a formal organization of students, including subcomponents or affiliated student groups. Each associated student body shall submit a constitution and bylaws to the board for approval. The constitution and bylaws shall identify how student activities become approved as student body activities and establish standards for their supervision, governance and financing. Subject to such approval process, any lawful activity which promotes the educational, recreational or cultural growth of students may be considered for recognition as an associated student body activity. Any lawful fund raising practices that are consistent with the goals of the district and which do not bring disrespect to the district or its students may be acceptable methods and means for raising funds for student body activities. Elementary schools are exempt from these requirements. The Board of Directors may act or delegate the authority to a staff member to act as the associated student body for any school which contains no grade higher than grade six. 

    The principal shall designate a staff member as the primary advisor to the ASB and assure that all groups affiliated with the ASB have an advisor assigned to assist them. Advisors shall have the authority and responsibility to intervene in any activities that are inconsistent with district policy, ASB standards, student safety or ordinarily accepted standards of behavior in the community. When in doubt, advisors shall consult the principal regarding the propriety of proposed student activities. 

    Each ASB shall prepare and submit annually a budget for the support of the ASB program to the board for approval. All property and money acquired by ASB's shall be district funds and shall be deposited and disbursed from the district's associated student body program fund. 

    Student Organizations  
    The formation of clubs and organizations which appeal to students' interests in a comprehensive range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities is encouraged. These clubs and organizations shall be sponsored and accountable to the associated student body of each school. 

    It shall be the responsibility of the principal to ensure that these clubs and organizations are in compliance with open-meeting practices, non-secret, non- discriminatory, and any other requirements set forth by law, policy, and regulation governing this school district. The practice of hazing is prohibited. 

    The Board of Directors endorses the creation of clubs and other approved school organizations for the purpose of reaching the interest of as many students as possible. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.325.020  
    RCW 28A.325.030  
    WAC 392-138 WAC  

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