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Boundary County School District No. 101 STUDENTS
ACTIVITIES: Violations and Procedures Activities are governed by rules and regulations outlined in District policy, student handbooks, and appropriate behavioral standards established for the specific activity. These rules and regulations also apply in any IHSAA sanctioned activity, non-sanctioned activity, and/or student club/interest organization during the year, beginning with the first season of participation until graduation. (school career) The Board strongly believes the safety and welfare of other students may be adversely affected when students involved in Activities violate activity contracts, commit infractions or are involved in any type of criminal or illegal conduct. As a result, any violation(s) occurring at any time during the year on or off school property, on school transportation or at school-related activities, events or functions are punishable under District policy. Definitions Activities: Extracurricular, Co-Curricular, and School Sponsored Clubs/Interest Organizations offered at Boundary County School District. Activity Suspension: Suspended students shall not travel, dress in uniform, associate or participate with the team or group at its scheduled event(s). Suspended students may be allowed to participate in practices/meetings; however, the principal or designee may deem it necessary for students to be withheld from practices/meetings for the duration of the suspension. Emergency Activity Suspension: An imposition of an activity suspension by a principal or his or her designee prior to an informal hearing when it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the individual(s) involved and immediate action is appropriate. Event: A match, game, meet, or other competitive event, including regional and/or state tournaments. “Event” is also defined as any band or choir performance(s), social activity or dance. Knowingly Present: A student involved in Activities attending ed a gathering of two (2) or more individuals at which one or more of the attendees (other than the student at issue) were using or in possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substances, drugs, pornography, alcohol, or tobacco and the student knew or reasonably should have known that such use or possession was occurring. Major Infraction: A material or substantial deviation from acceptable behavior or stated student expectations, which occurs while the student is engaged in an Activity. This may include but is not limited to; insubordination or non-compliance toward the person in charge of the Activity,
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verbal or physical abuse, hazing, fighting, ect. refusal of a student to identify him or herself to school personnel upon request. ?? (Does not include Substance/Alcohol/Tobacco) Minor Infraction: A minor deviation from acceptable behavior or stated student expectations, which is not considered material or substantial, that occurs while student is engaged in an Activity. Participation: Defined as attending games, traveling with team and competing in school activities. Coach, Principal and AD can determine if any and when a student is permitted to participate in practice. School Career: Grades 7-8 for Middle School and grades 9-12 High School. Only one (1) violation will carry over from Middle School to High School. Seasons: Defined by the time of year. For example, the Fall season, Winter season, Spring season and Summer season. On any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location: includes, but not limited to buildings, facilities, grounds on the school campus, school buses, school parking areas; and the location of any school sponsored activity. Instances in which the conduct occurs off the school premises, but impacts a school related activity is also included under this definition. Scholastic Year: Period of time, beginning with the first day of the fall Activities season and ending with the last day of school. Specific Infractions Co-Curricular Activities: At the beginning of each semester, teachers/coaches of co-curricular courses will identify for students and how participation in the co-curricular activity impacts their course grade. Co-curricular students suspended as a result of this policy will have their cocurricular course grade affected only if the reason for the suspension was related to course work or course expectations. Students who missing a co-curricular activity because of due to a suspension, may ask to do, or be required to do complete an alternative assignment(s) or special project(s) to make up the missed activity. Minor and Major Infractions 1st and 2nd Minor Infraction Consequences: 1. Students will be given notification of a 1st minor infraction, with a warning. 2. Students and parents/guardians will be given notification of the second 2nd minor infraction through a conference, with a warning. 3rd Minor Infraction Consequences:
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1. Student may be suspended from an Activity with the coach/advisor recommending suspension to the Principal. 2. The incident will be reviewed pursuant to the Informal Hearing Process of this policy. 3. If evidence supports the recommendation, the student may be given an activity suspension for a period of time up to and including the remainder of the season or duration of the activity in that scholastic year for that activity only. 4. If the activity suspension exceeds nine (9) school days, the parent/guardian may request an appeal as outlined in the Appeal Process of this policy. 1st Major Infraction Consequences: 1. A student may be suspended from an Activity with the coach/advisor recommending suspension to the Principal. 2. The incident will be reviewed pursuant to the Informal Hearing Process of this policy. 3. If evidence supports the recommendation, the student may be given an activity suspension for a period of time up to and including the remainder of the season or duration of the activity in that scholastic year for that activity only 4. If the activity suspension exceeds nine (9) school days, the parent/guardian may request an appeal as outlined in the Appeal Process of this policy. School Suspension 1. A student suspended from school for any reason will automatically be suspended from all Activities (not including an in-school detention). 2. The activity suspension will run concurrent and for the same duration as the school suspension. 3. This type of activity suspension cannot be appealed. Criminal or Illegal Conduct 1. A student may be suspended from Activities if it reasonably appears to the District that he/she: a. has been arrested or violated criminal law, other than infractions or minor traffic violations b. has violated the prohibition of Substance and Alcohol Use or Tobacco Possession and Use policies. i. at any location, either on or off campus, during the year, in any of the following ways: attempting to secure or purchase; using, or having reasonable suspicion of having used; possession; intending or attempting to sell or distribute; selling or giving away; c. or being knowingly present when any of the above are used, possessed, or consumed. d. has hosted or attended (as confirmed by a law enforcement agency or school district employee) a party where alcohol or drugs are illegally consumed, which are inclusive of the alcohol and drug abuse provision.
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Students receiving an activity suspension for criminal or illegal conduct shall be reported to the Superintendent/designee. If applicable, appropriate law enforcement will be notified Self- Reporting If a student notifies school personnel (self-reports) concerning his/her criminal or illegal conduct or drug use prior to the personnel’s knowledge of the incident(s), the principal or athletic director may consider reducing the length of the activity suspension. . Prohibition of Tobacco Possession and Use (Policy 3306): Students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion. The rule against tobacco possession and use for those participating in Activities is in effect all year, not just during the season. Refer to: 3306P-Tobacco Violations and Procedure for specific consequences. This type of activity suspension cannot be appealed. Substance and Alcohol Abuse (Policy 3305): Students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion. The rule against substance and alcohol abuse for those participating in Activities is in effect all year, not just during the season. This type of activity suspension cannot be appealed. Refer to: 3305P- Substance and Alcohol Violations and Procedure for specific consequences. Knowingly Present Consequences: 1. First (1st) Violation: When a student violates the “knowingly present” prohibition of this policy for the first time during a scholastic year, the school resource officer (SRO), principal, or athletic director: a. b. c. d.
Will hold a conference with the student; Will notify student’s parent/guardian and student of the violation May arrange a conference with the parent/guardian and the student Will inform the student and parent/guardian of consequences for future violations of the policy.
2. Second (2nd) Violation: When a student violates this “knowingly present” prohibition of this policy for the second (2nd) time during a scholastic year, he/she is subject to the consequences outlined below.
Conduct at any location or any time during the year: If a student involved in Activities is found guilty of misconduct off school property or outside of school hours, which in the sole judgment of the administration is inconsistent with the participation in such Activity, administration may cause such student and/or parents/guardians to appear before administration to show cause on why participation should not be denied. based upon a particular conduct.
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During an field trip, if the authorized person in charge of the Activity determines a student should be sent home early because of criminal or illegal conduct, drug use or a major offense, the authorized person will notify the parent/guardian, and ask him/her to take charge of the return of the student. The parent/guardian will assume any expenses incurred for the return of the student.
If a student violates bus conduct causes a disruption or hazard on the bus, a hearing will be held with the principal, driver, instructor/coach/adult sponsor, parent/guardian, and student. The driver, instructor/coach/adult sponsor, parent/guardian, and the student Said parties will have an opportunity to share with the principal their provide their perceptions of the problem to the principal. If the principal determines a violation to the finds that there has been an infraction of bus rules, he/she will take the following action will occur: First (1st) Violation: 1. Student will be warned receive a warning. that following any further infraction, he/she will be declared ineligible for Extracurricular Activities Transportation for one (1) event. Second (2nd) Violation: during a semester: 2. Student will be declared ineligible for Extracurricular Activities Transportation for two (2) events. Third (3rd) Violation: during a semester: Student will be declared ineligible for Extracurricular Activities Transportation for the remainder of the semester. Based on the severity of the problem as it relates to respect and safety for others, the principal may bypass step #1 and/or step #2 above and immediately declare the student ineligible for transportation for two (2) weeks or for the remainder of the semester. Other Violations The incident will be reviewed pursuant to the Informal Hearing Process of this policy. If evidence supports the accusation, the student may be suspended from all extracurricular and cocurricular events for a period of twenty-one (21) calendar days. The parent/guardian may request an appeal as outlined in the Appeal Process at Section 7 of this policy, with either a first or second offense. Informal Hearing Process Prior to giving an activity suspension to a student, the principal or athletic director shall grant the student an informal hearing on the reasons for the activity suspension and the opportunity to challenge those reasons unless an emergency activity suspension is necessary. If an emergency activity suspension is necessary, an informal hearing will be held as soon as possible after the 3380-5
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emergency ceases to exist. Appeal Process This appeal process may be used by students and parent/guardian only in those instances where an activity suspension or transportation to activities exceeds nine (9) school days. The parent/guardian must request an appeal in writing within two (2) school days from the notification of the activity suspension decision. The Superintendent will appoint a three (3) member panel composed of certificated staff members who have not been involved in the disciplinary action in question. The hearing panel will notify the student and the parent/guardian of the date, location, and time of the hearing; the student will have an opportunity to present additional evidence regarding the circumstances of the suspension or reasons to reduce the length thereof. The appeal must be scheduled within five (5) school days of the request. If the panel determines the evidence reviewed at the appeal supports the suspension, the suspension of the student from extracurricular and/or co-curricular Activities shall be continued. The student and the parent/guardian will be notified in writing of the panel’s findings and determination with respect to the student suspension from extracurricular and/or co-curricular Activities within two (2) school days of the panel’s decision. The panel’s determination is final, and is not appealable to the Superintendent or Board of Trustees. Elementary Students Students in kindergarten through sixth (K-5) grade who are in violation of this policy may have the length of the activity suspension reduced by the principal or other authorized administrator.
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Attendance Activities: Overview, Goals and Expectations Student Code of Conduct Corrective Action and Punishment Student Discipline Activities Bus Service and Transportation
Idaho High School Activities Association - http://www.idhsaa.org Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512(12) Governance of Schools Policy History: Adopted on: Revised on: