Policy Code: IGD-R
Adoption Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2003
Review Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
REDUCTION OF TIME OUT OF CLASS FOR STUDENTS
Since travel time has the potential to be one of the largest consumers of student class time, continuing efforts should be made to monitor the departure times for away events.
All "practices" should be eliminated from school time.
RESOLUTIONS FOR CONFLICTING ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Because of the number of activity programs offered, it is inevitable that individual students will become involved in more than one program.
Coaches and advisors should not legislate an artificial level of commitment to a particular program by demanding time or activities of the student that conflict with the student's other commitments.
So that conflicts in schedules of activity programs may be resolved before they are complicated by the emotion of the immediate moment, the following shall be the priority for a student participating in two or more programs when and if schedule conflicts arise:
- State or culminating (after qualifying at a region event) games, activities, or events take precedence over all other events.
- Performance in a region game, activity, or event will take precedence over practice games or non-region/state events.
- Performance in practice games or non-region/state events will take precedence over practices, meetings, etc.
- Practices, team/group meetings, etc. will be last on the priority list.
- In the event two activities of the same "weight" are on the same day, the event that was first calendared will have precedence. If both events were calendared sufficiently in advance so that there is little difference in the time of calendaring, the STUDENT must make the decision with the influence of his or her parent or guardian; coaches and advisors shall not exert nor try to exert coercive pressure upon the student.
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
- All extra-curricular activities will be supervised by one or more certificated teachers and enough adult chaperons for a ratio of 20 students to 1 adult at the most. (Also see EEAD-R)
- Supervisors will remain with the students during the entire activity. Bus drivers will not be expected to supervise students at any time.
- Good judgment should be used by supervisors during off-hours such as layover days, staying in motels, during bus trips, etc. Students should still be supervised, have regulations, and know how to reach the advisor (s) at all times.
ADDITION OF ACTIVITIES
- An Athletic Interest Survey will be conducted by each high school every three years.
- Sports programs will be added or dropped by the high schools in the Iron District based on the following criteria: a. UHSAA mandate; b. Region mandate; c. District Interest Survey if a team can be formed and a suitable schedule with area schools provided. The recommendation will be made by the high school principal through the secondary director to the School Board.
- Suitability of sports offerings will be evaluated each year by the principal and coaches based on interest of students, increased levels of competition, and equity of offerings.