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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-40


Performances by Students

  1. Generally

    Principals may permit performances by students under the auspices of a school-sponsored organization when such performances:

    1. Are desirable to accomplish the objectives of a school program;
    2. Meet the needs and interests of the students;
    3. Stimulate the students in improving their ability to perform;
    4. Are appropriate to the participating age group;
    5. Require no extraordinary training but are the natural outgrowth of the normal teaching sequence;
    6. Do not encroach on the opportunities of professional performers or musicians.; and
    7. Comply with applicable copyright laws and regulations.
  2. Performing for Outside Sponsors

    Students performing under the auspices of a school-sponsored organization may perform for outside organizations where admission fees are charged only if the proceeds are used for charitable, educational or civic purposes. Costs associated with these performances shall be borne by the sponsoring organization.

  3. Payment for Performances

    Payment for the performance is acceptable only in the form of a contribution to support the work of the performing organization.

  4. Supervision

    Performing students shall be supervised by adults under the direction of the school.

  5. Political Rallies

    The School Board does not believe it advisable to use the School Divisionís musical organizations for local political rallies.

    The School Board does believe that the musical organizations may be used to honor the position represented by certain high public office or to honor visiting dignitaries to the area.

The Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 100 et seq., as amended.

Adopted by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: May 9, 2006
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014