Athletic Code of Conduct

Section VI.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Regulation 2151P:

The opportunity to participate in the interscholastic athletic program is a privilege granted to all students of the district. Participants in this voluntary program are expected to conform to specific conduct standards established by the board of directors, principals and athletic coaches.  A student who is found to be in violation of any rule is subject to removal from the team.  Provision is made for a student who has allegedly violated one or more of the conduct rules to appeal a disciplinary action as specified in this code.  Activities covered:  All athletic teams, including managers and statisticians; ASB and Class Officers; Drama; All clubs or activities that compete inter-scholastically; and Rally Squad.  All provisions take effect beginning August 21, 2013 and will remain in effect for each academic calendar year.

 

Alcohol, Drugs, Illegal Substances, Paraphernalia and Tobacco

The use or possession of drugs including controlled substances, illegal substances or opiates, steroids, alcohol and tobacco which are not prescribed by a physician is prohibited.

 

First Offense: The student will be removed from competition in any extracurricular activity for half of the current sport season or twenty (20) school days, whichever is longer, if the student is participating in the current sport season. The twenty (20) school days will carry into the next season in which the student desires to participate. If the student at the time of the offense is not participating in a sport or activity, the (20) school days sanction will be applied to the first sports season in which that student will participate. The sanction can be applied for one calendar year from the date of the offense. The student must also meet with a state certified drug and alcohol agent for a formal assessment and follow the recommendation of the assessment (no assessment for tobacco use is required).

 

If the student does not go through the initial formal assessment process, he/she will be out of the activity indefinitely.

 

 

Second Offense: The student will be removed from participation (practice and competition) for the remainder of that post season, plus two additional sports seasons, if they are currently participating at the time of the offense. If the student is not participating in an activity at the time of the offense, the student will be ineligible for the two successive activity seasons for which they intend to participate. The sanction can be applied for one calendar year from the date of the offense. The student must also meet with a state certified drug and alcohol agent for a formal

Assessment and follow the recommendation of the assessment (no assessment of tobacco use is required).

 

If the student does not go through the initial formal assessment process, he/she will be out of the

activity.

 

Third Offense: No further participation (practice and competition.)

 

All provisions of this section will take effect August 21, 2013.

 

Self-Referrals: Prior to being found in violation of policy 2151 by the school, police, or any third party other than parents, students will be allowed to continue in the extracurricular activities only if referral to a certified drug/alcohol professional is made. Referrals by students referring themselves or parents referring the student will be handled in a confidential manner. The student must follow through with the recommendation of the assessment prescribed by the certified drug/alcohol agent (no assessment for tobacco use is required).

 

Criminal Activity

Criminal Activity for the purposes of this policy and procedure occurs when a student is charged and/or arrested for any offense that is classified as a criminal misdemeanor or above. All provisions of this section will take effect August 21, 2013.

 

First Offense: The student will be removed from competition in any extracurriculuar activity for half of the current sport season or twenty (20) school days, whichever is longer. The twenty (20) school days will carry into the next season in which the student desires to participate.

 

Second Offense: The student will be removed from participation (practice and competition) for the remainder of that post season, plus two additional sports seasons.

 

Third Offense: No further participation (practice and competition.)

Adopted:            December 14, 2009

Amended:           March 13, 2013