Procedures for Starting a New Club or Activity
Requests regularly come from students to start new clubs or activities. However, the budget for Student Activities remains static—it is a “no growth” budget.
In order to add a new club or activity, a corresponding club or activity has to be eliminated.
Occasionally, with retirements or other circumstances (such as lack of interest on the part of students in an existing club), spots do open up.
If a staff member is interested in establishing a new club, the following procedures are to be followed:
- Put the proposal for the new club or activity in writing. It should contain the following information:
- Proposed name of club
- Purpose of the club
- Student demographic that would be served by the club
- Proposed activities
- Day of the week that the club would meet
- Suggestion for the meeting location
- Submit the proposal to the Director of Student Activities. The proposal will be reviewed and held onto until a spot opens.
Occasionally, teachers have started unfunded clubs on behalf of their students. These are unpaid positions. Even unpaid staff members must register their clubs with the Director of Student Activities. The purpose of the club must be consistent with the goals and expectations for all student activities and abide by all requirements state law and Board of Education policy.