• 503.4

    Code No. 503.4


    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 lifetimes.

    Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from activities which are illegal, immoral or unhealthy.

    Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures. The principal will keep records of violations of the good conduct rule.

    Any student declared ineligible under the prior school district’s Good Conduct Rule, and then without having completed the full period of ineligibility at that school transfers to North Polk Middle or High School, will not be eligible for interscholastic competition at North Polk Middle or High School, until the full period of the ineligibility has been completed. Once that time period of ineligibility has been completed, the student is then immediately eligible for interscholastic competition at North Polk Middle or High School as far as any good Conduct Rule is concerned.

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop rules and regulations for school activities. Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the school district for participation in the activity.

    Legal Reference:Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Assn., 197 N.W.2d 555 (Iowa 1972).

    In re Jason Clark, 1 D.P.I. App. Dec. 167 (1978).

    Iowa Code §§ 280.13, .13A (2009).

    281 I.A.C. 12.3(8); 36.15(1).

    Cross Reference:502 Student Rights and Responsibilities

    503 Student Discipline

    504 Student Activities

    Approved: 02/16/2006

    Reviewed: 01/19/2006, 03/24/2011, 03/22/2016