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504.6 Student Activity Program

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, the activity is an intramural or interscholastic athletic activity 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 and/or designee unless it involves unusual travel expense, in which case the Board will take action.

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 Activities Director and coach. Such outside participation will not conflict with the school sponsored athletic activity.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and/or designee, to develop administrative regulations for each school activity.

Legal Reference:  20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683; 1685-1686.
34 C.F.R. Pt. 106.41
Iowa Code §§ 216.9; 280.13-.14.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6), 12.6., 36.15(7).

Cross Reference:  Series 502 Student Behavior and Discipline
Series 503 Student Activities

Adopted:  Unknown
Modified:  06/21/21
Reviewed:  05/07/21

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