502.04 Student Activity Programs/Good Conduct



Participation in school activities is a privilege.  School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and abilities in the students during their school years and for their lifetime.

Students in good standing will have an opportunity to participate in all offered intramural and/or inter-scholastic athletic activities.      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.

The superintendent must approve student activity events, unless it involves unusual travel and expense, in which case the Board will take action.  The events must not disrupt the education program or other school district operations.

A high school student who participates in school sponsored athletics may participate in a non-school sponsored sport during the same season with approval of the superintendent or his/her designee.   Failure to receive prior permission to participate in a non-school sponsored sport during the same season will result in one year of ineligibility.

Such outside participation shall not conflict with the school sponsored athletic activity.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations for each school activity.  These regulations 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, forms and procedures for a waiver of liability from the parent and student in certain activities, 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 in the activity.

As members of the IGHSAU and IHSAA, we will abide by association rules and bylaws.

LEGAL REF: 20 U.S.C. 1681-83, 1685-86, 34 C.R.F. 106.41; Iowa Code 280.13-.14, 601A-9 (1989); 670 Iowa Admin. Code 9, 3.5-.6; 281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.6 (new standards)


Approved:           9/18/89____    Reviewed:          3/18/13_____   Revised:    4/14/03___

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