The Acadia Parish School Board shall be committed to providing for each of its schools a program of student activities to all students in a manner which allows students equal opportunity to participate in services and activities. All activities shall be in compliance with pertinent regulations of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).


All work missed by students participating in student activities or shall be made up and completed in a manner that would be required of any other students in order to receive credit.


No student shall be allowed to participate in any event on the day or night while the student is under suspension from school.




Co-curricular activities are activities that are relevant, supportive, that are an integral part of the program of studies in which the student is enrolled, and that are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff. 


Co-curricular activities may be scheduled during instructional time with an opportunity to make-up any classroom work missed as a result of the activity.




Extracurricular activities are those activities which are not directly related to the program of studies, which are under the supervision and/or coordination of the school instructional staff, and which are considered valuable for the overall development of the student. 


Extracurricular activities shall not be scheduled during instructional time.


Nothing in this policy is intended to limit a teacher’s authority to require a student to leave a particular extracurricular activity when the teacher has evidence that the student’s behavior has been in violation of School Board policies or school rules regarding student conduct.  A report of misconduct of such a student and the action taken by the teacher shall be reported to the appropriate school administrator at the earliest possible opportunity, preferably not later than the beginning of the next school day.


Notwithstanding any policy, rule, or regulation adopted by the School Board to the contrary, no student otherwise eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity, including interscholastic athletics, shall be limited in the number of such activities in which the student may participate in a school year.




All non-academic and extracurricular services and activities shall be offered to all exceptional students in a manner that allows them equal opportunity to participate in services and activities.




The high schools shall arrange football schedules so that no home games are played on the Friday night of the International Rice Festival weekend unless authorized by the Superintendent, and that all marching bands participate in the International Rice Festival parade held on Saturday, in the Rayne Frog Festival parade, and when possible, the International Rice Festival parade held on Friday.  Festival associations will be requested to pay expenses incurred by bands for participation in these parades. If the monetary obligation is not met, bands will not be obligated to attend.


Revised:  May, 2013

Revised:  December 9, 2013



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:176

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Official Handbook, Louisiana High School Athletic Association

Board minutes, 6-6-94, 12-9-13


Acadia Parish School Board