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7.240 - Conduct Code for Participants in Co-Curricular Activities

The Superintendent or designee, using input from coaches and sponsors of Competitive and/or Performance activities, shall develop an Honor Code of Conduct for all participants in competitive and/or performance activities consistent with Board Policy and the rules adopted by the Illinois High School Association.  The Honor Code of Conduct shall:

  1. Require participants in competitive and/or performance activities to conduct themselves as good citizens and exemplars of their school at all times, including after school, on days when school is not in session, and whether on or off school property, and
  2. Emphasize that hazing and bullying activities are strictly prohibited; and
  3. Notify participants that failure to abide by it could result in removal from the activity.

The Honor Code of Conduct shall be reviewed by the Building Principal periodically at his or her discretion and presented to the Board.

Participants in r competitive and/or performance activities must abide by the Honor Code of Conduct for the activity and Board policy 7:190, Student Behavior.  All coaches and sponsors of competitive and/or performance activities shall annually review the Honor Code 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 9 through 12 participating in these programs.

Performance Enhancing Drug Testing of High School Student Athletes

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA prohibits participants in an athletic activity sponsored or sanctioned by IHSA from ingesting or otherwise using any performance enhancing substance on its banned substance list, without a written prescription and medical documentation provided by a licensed physician who evaluated the student-athlete for a legitimate medical condition.  IHSA administers a performance enhancing substance testing program.  Under this program, student athletes are subject to random drug testing for the presence in their bodies of performance enhancing substances on the IHSA’s banned substance list. In addition to being penalized by IHSA, a student may be disciplined according to Board policy 7:190, Student Behavior.

LEGAL REF.:     Board of Education of Independent School District 92 v Earls, 122 S.Ct.  2559 (2002).

                           Clements v. Board of Education of Decatur, 478 N.E.2d 1209 (Ill.App.4,1985).

                           Kevin Jordan v O’Fallon THSD 203, 706 N.E.2d 137 (Ill.App.5,1999).

                           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, 5/27-23.3, 25/2.

CROSS REF.:   5:280, 6:190, 7:180, 7:190, 7:300

ADOPTED:        October 4, 1999

REVISED:          April 27, 2006; February 25, 2010; September 30, 2010; November 20, 2014; May 26,

   2016, June 2017

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