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15-347 - Extracurricular activities; cultural tradition
15-347. Extracurricular activities; cultural tradition
A. A governing board shall consider the cultural traditions of pupils when establishing or enforcing rules related to a pupil's participation in extracurricular school activities. If district rules or rules regulating a district's participation in an extracurricular program prohibit a student from participating because of a pupil's cultural traditions, the governing board may adopt alternative rules which would allow that pupil to participate but take into consideration the health or safety of the pupil or any other person participating in the activities.
B. A school district governing board, a charter school or an interscholastic athletic association of which a school district governing board or charter school is a member may not prohibit a pupil from wearing a religious or cultural accessory or hairpiece while participating in an extracurricular or athletic activity if the accessory or hairpiece does not jeopardize the health or safety of the pupil or any other person participating in the activity, as determined by the supervisor of the extracurricular activity or the officiant of the athletic activity.