Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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8680 – Student Organizations


Membership in clubs, societies, or similar groups provides wholesome educational, social, and recreational activities. To guide the professional staff and students in these groups, the following guidelines have been set forth by the Grand Island Public Schools:

  1. School Clubs and Societies will be recognized as authorized school organizations if they are (a) Organized by the school system; (b) Sponsored by school personnel; (c) Composed completely of current student body members; (d) Hold the majority of their meetings at school and during the regular school day; (e) Have an approved plan for the selection of members; (f) Establish aims which are educational, of school interest, or community interest; and (g) Meet all those conditions set forth for recognized school sponsored organizations.
  2. Nonschool Clubs: Other clubs (a) Whose membership is composed for the most part of students from one school; (b) Sponsored by other than school personnel; (c) Meet outside school hours at places other than at school; and (d) Whose aims are other than educational, of school interest, of community interest, are considered to be nonschool clubs and beyond the jurisdiction of school authorities.
  3. Secret Organizations: The Board of Education prohibits the establishment of, or participation in, any secret organization that is in any degree a school organization (Neb.Statute 79-2,101 et seq).

Legal Reference:
Neb.Statute 79-2,101 et seq

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Reviewed: 7-7-97
Policy Revised: 01.15.2018

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Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

8680 – Student Organizations


Membership in clubs, societies, or similar groups provides wholesome educational, social, and recreational activities. To guide the professional staff and students in these groups, the following guidelines have been set forth by the Grand Island Public Schools:

  1. School Clubs and Societies will be recognized as authorized school organizations if they are (a) Organized by the school system; (b) Sponsored by school personnel; (c) Composed completely of current student body members; (d) Hold the majority of their meetings at school and during the regular school day; (e) Have an approved plan for the selection of members; (f) Establish aims which are educational, of school interest, or community interest; and (g) Meet all those conditions set forth for recognized school sponsored organizations.
  2. Nonschool Clubs: Other clubs (a) Whose membership is composed for the most part of students from one school; (b) Sponsored by other than school personnel; (c) Meet outside school hours at places other than at school; and (d) Whose aims are other than educational, of school interest, of community interest, are considered to be nonschool clubs and beyond the jurisdiction of school authorities.
  3. Secret Organizations: The Board of Education prohibits the establishment of, or participation in, any secret organization that is in any degree a school organization (Neb.Statute 79-2,101 et seq).

Legal Reference:
Neb.Statute 79-2,101 et seq

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Reviewed: 7-7-97
Policy Revised: 01.15.2018

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Jack Sheard, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1127
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