COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TO COMPLEMENT EDUCATION
Scope. – This policy sets the requirement for the Pocahontas County Board of Education to develop formal procedures to evaluate non-school sponsored programs, services, activities and partnerships to determine the appropriateness of permitting them to complement the education provided to students in the district.
Authority. – W.Va. Constitution, Article XII, §2 and W.Va. Code §18-2-5.
Community involvement in the public schools is strongly encouraged and supported.
Community involvement may take various forms including but not limited
to, musical and artistic programs, performances, service activities and school partnerships with local businesses, industries and government agencies.
The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the community involvement activities in the schools are developmentally appropriate to the age and grade of participants, have specific educational benefits to participants during the school day, and are not designed to advertise or promote the sole interests of commercial or other non-school agencies, organizations or individuals.
Each sponsoring organization, agency, or individual shall outline the educational impact of student participation in the proposed activities in order to provide information to the county or administration for decision-making regarding possible participation.
The county board or designated administrator shall review each activity for participation in schools, to determine whether the community involvement activities are developmentally appropriate to the age and grade of participants, have specific educational benefits to participants, and are not designed to advertise or promote the sole interests of commercial or other non-school agencies, organizations or individuals.
Programs of community involvement must be structured to meet an identified education need, not a commercial motive, and must be evaluated for educational effectiveness by the county or administration on a continuous basis.
Pocahontas County Board of Education.
Neither the name, the staff, the students nor the logo of the schools, school system, nor any part thereof shall be employed for advertising or otherwise solely promoting the interests of any commercial or other non-school agency, organization or individual. Nothing herein shall be read to prohibit activities in furtherance of business/community partnerships as is outlined in 126CSR42, Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs (Policy 2510).
All activities and information sponsored by commercial or other non-school agencies, organizations or individuals must support and align with County and State education goals.
Schools may use films, videos, bulletin boards, educational materials, and equipment cont4ining information from the producing/sponsoring organization, agency or individual, or which credits the source of the materials, or which contains advertising, provided that the use of such items furthers a legitimate education goal. Schools may not accept political campaign advertising to be placed in their publications or electronic media. However, students should not be required to observe, listen to, or read commercial advertising. The sources of all materials must be documented and available to parents and the public for inspection, following approval.
Upon approval of the Pocahontas County Board of Education, schools may cooperate with organizations, agencies or individuals to promote activities in the general public interest which are nonpartisan and noncontroversial and which promote the education or other best interests of the students.
Schools may accept paid advertising to be placed in their publications or electronic media under these established procedures.
If any provision of this rule or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this rule.
Adopted: January 2004
POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
COMMUNITY USE OF FACILITIES
The charges for use of facilities will be as follows:
*A. Catered Meals — Price per meal with one meat — $7 Price per meal with two choices of meat — $8.50
Special delicacies additional charge
*B. Gymnasium — $20.00 per session
*C. Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room — $10.00 per session
*D. Kitchen — $20.00 per session
*E. Classroom — $4.00 per session
*F. Football Field Lights —$50.00 per session or meter rate, whichever is greater
*G. Concession Stands — $20.00 per session
*H. Weight Room — $10.00 per month per individual
*Note: A session is considered as morning, afternoon or evening. If an event occurs morning through evening, this is considered three sessions.
If custodial services are needed for facilities A—H, additional charges will be made.