TASC Conference / Workshop Policies

The following general policies apply to all TASC conferences and workshops.
Each workshop or event has specific policies related to the administration of the event as well.

CLICK HERE to view the TASC Summer Workshop Policy Information Booklet 2019
CLICK HERE to view the TASC HS/ML Annual Conference Policy, Advanced Leadership Workshops and out of state conferences 2018-19
Click HERE to view TASC General Workshop/Conference Policies 2018-2019

POLICY ON ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or other illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Any student found in the possession or under the influence of these substances will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. Both the student’s principal and parents will be notified, and local and campus authorities may be contacted. (policy adopted November 2006)

POLICY ON WEAPONS/SAFETY

All workshop/conference attendees are expected to respect the rights and safety of others. Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited at TASC functions. Any person found in the possession an item that is used as a weapon or exhibiting irresponsible behavior that endangers the health, safety, or welfare of him/herself or others will be sent home from the workshop without delay at the expense of the student, his/her parents or the student’s school. Both the student’s principal and parents will be notified, and local and campus authorities may be contacted. (policy adopted November 2006)

DRESS CODE POLICY

Annual Conferences and Advanced Workshops:

TASC requires that all students and adults participating in a TASC conference or workshop dress appropriately for a school-based activity. Unless otherwise stated, event dress is casual, but must conform to an appropriate model of decency. Remember that you have something important to communicate. Don’t let what you wear be in competition with your important message! The following dress code specifications apply to students and advisors of both genders:

TASC DRESS CODE
• Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress.
• Shorts are NOT permitted at TASC conferences or workshops held during the school year.
• Shorts are permitted at summer programs, but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
• Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be no shorter than three inches above the TOP of the kneecap.
• All tops and dresses must have sleeves for all TASC events.
• Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building.
• This dress code may be modified for performers at TASC events. Costumes must be approved by a conference committee.
• This dress code may be modified for specific events; attendees will be notified by the assigned TASC designee.

TASC/TASC Districts retain the right to enforce a specified dress code for events outside the TASC state calendar.

(Policy adopted August 2015)

The only exception to the no hats/no shorts rule is the High School Annual Conference event held at Six Flags theme park.

Summer Leadership Workshop:
TASC requires that all students and adults participating in the summer workshop program dress appropriately for a school-based summer activity. Workshop dress is casual, but must conform to an appropriate model of decency. The following dress code specifications apply to students and advisors of both genders: Jeans/pants and t-shirts are highly encouraged as the primary dress preference. Shorts are permitted at summer programs but must be mid-thigh or longer. Skirts/dresses are permitted at all events but must be mid-thigh or longer. Strapless or spaghetti strapped dresses or tops are not permitted at TASC events. Not to be worn are halters, crop-tops, see-through fabrics, short shorts or any other clothing that allows unnecessary exposure and shirts with inappropriate emblems or slogans. Caps or hats are not to be worn when inside a building. All shirts must have sleeves. Workshop staff will address issues of inappropriate dress on an individual basis. If the workshop director determines that dress is in violation of common decency, then the student/advisor will be expected to comply with the request to correct the issue or be in violation of TASC policy.