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Last modified: December 5, 2023

Policy No. 3540 Secondary School Clubs

Provo City School District Board of Education maintains a “limited open forum” for clubs in secondary schools.

Curriculum clubs are authorized in grades 7-12. Curriculum clubs are sponsored by District schools and may receive leadership, direction, and support from the school and the District.

Non-curriculum clubs are authorized in grades 9 -12 under state and federal laws and regulations only for the purpose of granting a place within the school for students to meet during non-instructional time. Non-curriculum clubs are student initiated. Their meetings, ideas and activities are not sponsored or endorsed in any way by the Board, the schools, or by school or District employees.

The Board reserves the right to create a “closed forum” at any time during the school year or at any other time by allowing curriculum clubs only.

Legal References

Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3

State Board of Education

Utah Code 53G-4-402

Local School Board Powers and Miscellaneous Duties — Powers and duties generally

Federal Equal Access Act, 20 U.S.C. §4071

Denial of equal access prohibited

Utah Code 53G-7-7

Public School General Requirements — Student clubs

Approved by Board of Education

December 11, 2012

Procedure

Policy 3540 P1 Secondary School Clubs

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