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'Noncurriculum-related' and 'curriculum-related' clubs have different legal rights

On Board Online • August 14, 2017

Anthony S. Deluca
Law Offices of Thomas M. Volz, PLLC

The federal Equal Access Act guarantees certain school access rights to student clubs that are "noncurriculum-related" but does not confer the same rights on "curriculum-related" clubs. What's the difference between the two types of clubs?

This is a judgment call that school officials should make on a case-by-case basis with their school attorneys when questions of access arise. But court decisions provide guidance and examples of both kinds of clubs.

"A group directly relates to a school's curriculum if the group's subject matter is actually taught, or will soon be taught, in a regularly offered course; if that subject matter concerns the body of courses as a whole; or if participation in the group is required for a particular course or results in academic credit," according the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens (1990).

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FOR RELEASE: August 9, 2017  (Updated on 8/10/17)

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Richard Engelbrecht of the Madison-Oneida BOCES Board of Education has been named the 2017 Everett. R. Dyer Award winner by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

The Dyer Award is given annually for distinguished school board service to a current or former school board member, who, in the judgment of the NYSSBA Awards Committee, should be recognized for outstanding contributions to public education and children in his or her own school district.

 

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