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504 Student Activity Program

Series 500 - Student Personnel
Student Activity Program                               Code No. 504
Participation in school activities is a privilege.  School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and ability in the students during their school years and for their lifetime.
Students will have an opportunity to participate in a school activity unless the activity is not offered or the student cannot participate for disciplinary reasons.  If the activity is an intramural or interscholastic athletic activity, students of the opposite sex will have a comparable opportunity for participation.  Comparable opportunity does not guarantee boys and girls will be allowed to play on each other's teams when there are athletic activities available that will allow both boys and girls to reap the benefits of school activities, which are the promotion of additional interests and abilities in the students.
Student activity events must be approved by the superintendent unless they involve unusual travel expenses, in which case the Board will take action.  The events must not disrupt the education program or other school district operations.
A student who participates in school sponsored athletics may participate in a non-school sponsored sport during the same season with approval of the Head Coach, Activities Director and Superintendent.  If a student is found to have participated in a non-school sponsored sport during the same season without approval from the district designees, the following penalties will apply.
1st offense - The athlete would suffer a (1) event suspension.
2nd offense - The athlete would suffer a loss of (1/2) season suspension.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations for each school activity.  These regulation shall include, but not be limited to, when physical examinations will be required, how and when parents will be informed about the risk of the activity, academic requirements, and proof of insurance on the student participating in certain activities.  Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the school district for participation to the activity.
Adoption: 4-10-89
Review: 7-17-89    03-09-09  9-8-14  10-13-14  9-9-19
Revision: 10-10-94   11-09-98
Cross References:
Legal References: Iowa Code 216.9; 280.13-.14 (1997); 281 I.A.C. 12.6., 36.15.