7.300 - Extracurricular Athletics

Student participation in school-sponsored co-curricular athletic activities is contingent upon the following:

  1. The student must meet the academic criteria set forth in Board policy 6:190, Co-Curricular Activities.
  2. A parent/guardian of the student must provide written permission for the student’s participation, giving the District full waiver of responsibility of the risks involved.
  3. The student must present a current certificate of physical fitness issued by a licensed physician, an advanced practice nurse, or a physician assistant. The Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form, offered by the Illinois High School Association and the Illinois Elementary School Association, is the preferred certificate of physical fitness.
  4. The student must show proof of accident insurance coverage either by a policy purchased through the District-approved insurance plan or a parent(s)/guardian(s) written statement that the student is covered under a family insurance plan.
  5. The student must agree to follow all conduct rules and the coaches’ instructions.
  6. The student and his or her parent(s)/guardian(s) must: (a) comply with the eligibility rules of, and complete any forms required by, any sponsoring association (such as, the Illinois Elementary School Association, the Illinois High School Association, or the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association), and (b) complete all forms required by the District including, without limitation, signing an acknowledgment of receiving information about the Board’s concussion policy 7:305, Student Athlete Concussions and Head Injuries.

The Superintendent or designee (1) is authorized to impose additional requirements for a student to participate in extracurricular athletics, provided the requirement(s) comply with Board policy 7:10, Equal Educational Opportunities, and (2) shall maintain the necessary records to ensure student compliance with this policy.

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/10-20.30, 5/10-20.54, 5/22-80, and 25/2
                        23 Ill.Admin. Code § 1.530(b).

CROSS REF.: 4:100, 4:170, 6:190, 7:10, 7:240, 7:305, 7:340

ADOPTED:     October 4, 1999

REVISED:       November 20, 2003; March 30, 2010; September 30, 2010; April 28, 2016

                       June 29, 2017

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