FM(LOCAL) - STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Extracurricular Activity Absences
The District shall make no distinction between absences for UIL activities and absences for other extracurricular activities approved by the Board. A student shall be allowed in a school year a maximum of 12 extracurricular absences not related to post-district competition, a maximum of five absences for post-district competition prior to state, and a maximum of two absences for state competition.
If a student who has exhausted the 12 days allotted for regular season competition and/or the five days allotted for post-district competition, he or she may submit an appeal to his or her high school principal to waive the established limitations. The student must not have had excessive number of non-extracurricular absences and, at the time the appeal is submitted, the student must be academically eligible and have a 75 or above average in all classes.
If a student takes part in an extracurricular activity while ineligible, the District shall permit no further absences for extracurricular activities for the student for the remainder of the school year.
School-sponsored activities for students shall not be held on Sundays nor on Wednesday nights during any regular part of the students' school year. Exceptions to this policy shall require approval by the Superintendent.
A certified lifeguard and/or a certified emergency medical technician shall attend all school-related events where swimming is to take place.
Administrative Approval Required
Any attempt to avoid the District's established procedure for administrative approval of activities shall cause a student to be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Use of District Facilities
School-sponsored student groups may use District facilities with prior approval of the appropriate administrator. Other student groups may use District facilities in accordance with policy FNAB.