6:190 Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities

The Board of Education of District 101 is committed to establishing and maintaining a dynamic extracurricular student activity program that meets the unique emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of students.  All District-sponsored activities must align with the following:

  1. Philosophy:  The activity will contribute to the leadership abilities, social well-being, self-realization, good citizenship, or general growth of members.  Activities will promote interaction, scholastics, character development, and community service.
  2. Finances:  The activity will not negatively impact the District’s overall finances.  Participation fees and dues must be reasonable and cannot exceed the actual cost of operation.
  3. Leadership:  The activity will be supervised by a school-approved sponsor who promotes the District’s philosophy and strives for maximizing student growth.
  4. Participation:  The activity will encourage participation, solicit new members, and reach as many students as appropriate for the activity.
  5. Evaluation:  The sponsor will monitor participation and feedback to ensure experiences are fulfilling for the participants.
  6. New activities:  The Superintendent or designee shall approve all District-sponsored extracurricular activities using the above criteria.  Students, parents, and community are encouraged to be involved in the development and implementation of a new activity.

Building Principals are responsible for the scheduling and announcing of student extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

Non-school sponsored student groups are governed by the District’s policy, 7:330, Student Use of Buildings – Equal Access.

Academic Criteria for Participation

For students in kindergarten through 8th grades:  Selection of members or participants is at the discretion of the teachers, sponsors, or coaches, provided that the selection criteria conform to the District’s policies.  Students must satisfy all academic standards and must comply with the activity’s rules and the student conduct code.

For high school students:  Selection of members or participants is at the discretion of the teachers, sponsors, or coaches, provided that the selection criteria conform to the District’s policies. Participation in activities linked to curriculum is dependent upon course selection and successful progress in those courses.  In order to be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored or school-supported athletic or extracurricular activity, a student must satisfy the Illinois High School Associations scholastic standing requirements.  Any student-participant failing to meet these academic criteria shall be suspended from the activity until the specified academic criteria are met.

Cross Reference: 

4:110 Transportation

4:170 Safety

7:040 Non-Public School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students

7:240 Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities

7:300 Extracurricular Athletics

7:330 Student Use of Buildings – Equal Access

Legal Reference(s): 

105 ILCS 5/10-20.30 and 5/24-24.

Date Adopted:   June 28, 2011

Date Amended: April 23, 2013

Date Amended:  October 17, 2017