UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

1st Reading†††††††††††

2/16/06

New

2nd Reading

2/16/06

Revised

X

Approved

2/16/06

Substitute

 

 

007.0610†††††††† EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

 

REVISES POLICY 007.0610 PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ON 6/21/05.PORTIONS OF THIS POLICY MOVED TO NEW POLICY 007.0615 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY TRAVEL

 

Extracurricular Physical Activities: Intramural programs, physical activity clubs, and interscholastic athletics are a valuable supplement to the studentís education. Schools shall endeavor to provide every student with opportunities to voluntarily participate in extracurricular physical activities that meet his or her needs. The primary focus of extracurricular physical activity programs will be on facilitating participation by all interested students, regardless of their athletic ability. Equal opportunity on the basis of gender shall permeate all aspects of program design and implementation.

 

1.0  Extracurricular Program Eligibility: School authorities should encourage and support the participation of all students in extracurricular activities; however, such participation is a privilege and not a right. Participation in these activities will be in accordance with policy #007.0605 eligibility standards.

 

2.0  Interscholastic Athletics: High school (Grades 9-12) shall offer interscholastic athletic programs that adhere to the regulations of the Utah High School Athletic Association and the Region to which they may be assigned. All coaches, whether volunteer or employed by the school/district shall comply with the policies, regulations, rules and enforcement measures codified in both state and district policy.

2.1  Sportsmanship: Administrators, coaches and other staff shall model sportsman like attitudes and behaviors and shall be held accountable for their actions. Student athletes shall be taught good sportsmanship, such as treating opponents with fairness, courtesy and respect, and shall be held accountable for their actions. School authorities should evict spectators who do not handle themselves in a sportsmanlike way.

2.2 Staffing: All intramural programs, physical activity clubs, and athletic teams shall be supervised by qualified staff, which may or may not be certified teachers. Athletic program staff shall also have satisfactorily completed state training expectations and supervised probationary period.