4076 - Eligibilty to Participate in Student Activities
STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
It is the philosophy of the Piute County Board of Education that extra-curricular activities play an important role in the education of our children. The board encourages all students, who so choose to participate in Utah High School Activities Association and local school sponsored activities. The board realizes that activities can not stand alone and must be accompanied by acceptable academic and behavior standards in order to fulfill their potential as important character builders. Therefore, policy statements are listed below.
Revised and updated Policy- 4-15-14
- Students shall meet all eligibility standards as set by the Utah High School Activity Association pertaining to interscholastic activities.
- Any student receiving two grades below a “C-“ or one “F” shall be ineligible during the next quarter for ALL activities, which includes traveling with teams and clubs. School-sponsored post secondary education exploration opportunities are permissible.
- Any student receiving two grades below a C- or one F at mid-term will be considered ineligible under this policy until the said grades are brought to eligible status.
- Any student sluffing will be ineligible to participate in their next activity.
- Any student caught using alcohol, tobacco, or other dangerous drugs during regular school or any school related activity will be dealt with according to the Utah High School Activities Association guidelines.
- Any student who is not in attendance at school for ½ of a day (at least four class periods) will be ineligible to participate at practice or at an activity on that day. Under extenuating circumstances permission may be granted PRIOR to the absence by the administration.
ARTICLE XII - Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
The UHSAA supports the U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding education. First, to prepare students to be good citizens and second, to teach them to be self-reliant and self-sufficient. Activities of the UHSAA contribute to both of these goals. The use of alcohol, tobacco products or other drugs in almost every instance deters the realization of these goals. Every effort shall be made at the local, region and state levels of participation to eradicate the promotion, use or abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco with regard to participation in high school sports and activities. Limitation for participation of students in Utah High School Activities regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs, as defined in the Utah Code are:
- First offense: Suspension from two consecutive games, meets, matches, competitions or performances at the same level of play (and any intervening levels as well). Practice may be continued following a personal assessment of the student by a licensed substance abuse intervention or treatment program and/or participation in a district approved intervention program.
- Second offense: A six week suspension from games, meets, matches, competitions or performances. Student participation in an assessment by a licenses substance abuse assessment has been completed and positive participation in the prescribed follow-up is required. Practice may continue only after the assessment has been completed and positive participation in the prescribed follow-up is occurring.
- Third offense: An eighteen week suspension from all games, meets, matches, competitions, performances and practices. Where applicable this suspension carries over into the following school year.
Reinstatement of eligibility at the end of the eighteen week suspension is predicated upon successful completion of a formal assessment, intervention and treatment program. Local school or school district restrictions may not be less than those outlined above. In all of the foregoing offenses, local school and/or district requirements which deal with discipline, suspension, corrective measures, aren't guardian involvement, rehabilitation, and so forth, must be met.