ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
Organizations: Cabinets, Councils, Committees
Students seem to have an irresistible urge to get together in groups. Partly to guide the urge in the right direction, and partly to take advantage of the educational opportunity it affords, schools sponsor many kinds of student organizations.
Some, like a mathematics club, are immediate outgrowths of the regular instructional programs; others are specially created to give instruction not offered in the regular program; and still others are actually outside groups which turn to school only for adult sponsoring and perhaps a place to meet.
Overseeing student organizations often stretches the board's responsibility - and potential liability - well beyond the confines of an ordinary day school program.