The Board of Education prohibits the organization of school-sponsored fraternities, sororities or
secret organizations wherein membership is determined by members themselves rather than on the
basis of free choice. The Board considers those organizations or memberships in those organizations
detrimental to the good conduct and discipline of the school. Interference with the instructional
program of the Farmington R-7 School District by those groups will not be condoned, and no
organizational activities are permitted under the sponsorship of the school district or its personnel.
By this policy, the Board of Education prohibits the existence of gangs and gang-like activities. As
used herein, the phrase “gang-like activity” shall mean any conduct engaged in by a student 1) on
behalf of any gang; 2) to perpetuate the existence of any gang; 3) to effect the common purpose and
design of any gang; 4) to represent a gang affiliation, loyalty or membership in any way while on
school grounds or while attending a school function; or 5) to perpetuate the perception of being in
a gang. These activities include recruiting students for membership in any gang and threatening or
intimidating other students or employees to commit acts or omissions against his/her will in
furtherance of the common purpose and design of any gang. For purposes of district policy, the term
“gang” shall be defined as any ongoing organization, association or group of three (3) or more
persons, whether formal or informal, having as one of its primary activities the commission of a
criminal act, which has a common name or common identifying sign or symbol, whose members
individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of gang activity.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Legal Refs: § 171.141, RSMo.
Farmington R-7 School District, Farmington, Missouri
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