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JHC – Student Organizations

  • Document Link: JHC – Student Organizations
  • Title: Student Organizations
  • Section: J. Students
  • Adoption Date: 07/16/2020
  • Ref Code: O.C.G.A. 20-02-0705, O.C.G.A. 20-02-0736, 20 USC 7905, 20 USC 4071

Descriptor Code: JHC
School-Sponsored Clubs and Organizations

The Cherokee County Board of Education recognizes the importance of student involvement in school-sponsored clubs and organizations, which offer students opportunities to expand their knowledge base, work collaboratively with others, develop leadership skills and work effectively with peers. The School District also encourages involvement and participation of parents/guardians and realizes the importance of effective and timely communication regarding potential opportunities available through student clubs.

Accordingly, Principals will ensure that the School District’s standard procedures for notification of all parents/guardians at the beginning of each school year regarding all school-sponsored clubs and organizations available for students enrolled in their respective schools are followed. This notification will include, but may not be limited to, the following information for each club or organization: name, sponsor(s), times/location of meetings, mission/purpose and a description of past or planned activities.

Additionally, as part of the notification process, principals will ensure that parents/guardians are provided with the opportunity to withhold permission, in writing, relative to participation of their student in all, or selected, school clubs or organizations. Participation in school-sponsored clubs and organizations constituted after the notification process at the beginning of each school year will also require parent notification and the opportunity to withhold participation permission in writing.

ADOPTED: May 18, 2006       REVISED: July 16, 2020