Conduct Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities
The Superintendent or designee, using input from coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities, shall develop a conduct code for all participants in extracurricular activities consistent with Board policy. The conduct code shall: (1) require participants in extracurricular activities to conduct themselves at all times, including after school and on days when school is not in session, and whether on and off school property, as good citizens and exemplars of their school, and (2) notify participants that failure to abide by it could result in removal from the activity. The conduct code shall be reviewed by the Building Principal periodically at his or her discretion and presented to the School Board.
All coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities shall annually review the rules of conduct with participants and provide participants with a copy. In addition, coaches and sponsors of interscholastic athletic programs shall provide instruction on steroid abuse prevention to students in grades 7 & 8 through participating in these programs.
LEGAL REF.: Board of Education of Independent School Dist. No. 92 v. Earls et al., 122 S.Ct. 2559 (2002).
Clements v. Board of Education of Decatur, 478 N.E.2d 1209 (Ill. App. 4th Dist., 1985).
Kevin Jordan v. O’Fallon THSD 203, 706 N.E.2d 137 (Ill. App. 5th Dist., 1999).
Todd v. Rush County Schools, 133 F.3d 984 (7th Cir., 1998).
Veronica School Dist. 475 v. Acton, 515 U.S. 646 (1995).
105 ILCS 5/24-24
CROSS REF.: 5:280 (Duties and Qualifications), 6:190 (Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 7:300 (Extracurricular Athletics)
Reviewed: December 19, 2005
Adopted: February 27, 2006