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The Governing Board recognizes that the district’s athletic program constitutes an integral component of the educational program and helps to build a positive school climate. The athletic program also promotes the physical, social and emotional well-being, and character development of participating students. The athletic program shall be designed to meet students’ interests and abilities and be varied in scope to attract wide participation.
The Board encourages business and community support for district athletic programs, subject to applicable district policies and regulations governing advertisements and donations.
The District’s athletic program shall be free from discrimination and discriminatory practices prohibited by state and federal law. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that equivalent athletic opportunities are provided for males and females.
The Board maintains membership in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and requires that interscholastic athletic activities be conducted in accordance with Board policy, administrative regulations, and CIF bylaws and rules. The Superintendent or designee shall have responsibility for the District’s interscholastic athletic program, while the principal or designee at each participating school shall be responsible for site-level decisions, as appropriate.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district representatives to CIF report regularly to the Board on league, section, and statewide issues, as well as activities and prospective actions related to athletic programs.
Eligibility requirements for participation in the district interscholastic athletic program, including requirements pertaining to academic achievement and residency, shall be the same as those set by the district for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities.
Students shall not be charged a fee to participate in an athletic program.
Students and staff may be subject to disciplinary action for improper conduct.
The Board desires to give student health and safety the highest consideration in planning and conducting athletic activities.
Care shall be taken to ensure that all athletic trainings and competitions are conducted in a manner that will not overtax the physical capabilities of the participants. When appropriate, protective equipment shall be used to prevent or minimize injuries.
In the event that an injury occurs, the coach or other appropriate district employee shall observe universal precautions and shall remove the student athlete from the activity and/or seek medical treatment for the student as appropriate.
17578 Cleaning and sterilizing of football equipment
32221.5 Required insurance for athletic activities
33353-33353.5 California Interscholastic Federation; implementation of policies, insurance program
48850 Interscholastic athletics; students in foster care
49020-49023 Athletic programs; legislative intent, equal opportunity
49030-49034 Performance-enhancing substances
49458 Health examinations, interscholastic athletic program
49475 Health and safety, concussions and head injuries
49700-49701 Education of children of military families
51242 Exemption from physical education for high school students in interscholastic athletic program
Code of Regulations, Title 5
4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs, especially:
4920-4922 Nondiscrimination in intramural, interscholastic, and club activities
5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities of students
5590-5596 Employment of non-certificated coaches
United States Code, Title 20
1681-1688 Discrimination based on sex or blindness, Title IX
Governing Board Adoption: 6/13/12