FMF(LOCAL) - STUDENT ACTIVITIES: CONTESTS AND COMPETITION

UIL Activities

State Board and UIL rules shall govern interscholastic activities; however, Board policies and District rules may supplement State Board and UIL rules.

No event shall be scheduled and no student allowed to participate in any UIL event unless all pertinent rules and regulations are strictly enforced. The Superintendent or designee shall maintain all necessary records and reports. Sponsors and coaches are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with rules for eligibility and participation. [See FM]

Athletic Program

A well-rounded program of interscholastic athletics shall be maintained in the District's secondary schools. The operation of the total program, including the starting and ending dates for each sport, shall be in accordance with regulations set by the UIL and the Board.

Supervision of the program shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent, but certain responsibilities may be delegated to other staff members. In each school, the principal shall have direct responsibility to maintain the athletic program as an integral part of the educational program of that school.

Interschool competitive athletics shall not be part of the elementary grades' program. To the extent practicable, a program of intra-school sports activities for elementary students shall be maintained as part of the physical education program.

Non-UIL Activities

Contests and competitive activities that are sponsored by outside organizations shall not be recommended to students unless the activities supplement and do not interfere with the regular school program. Contests and competitive activities shall have the prior approval of the Superintendent, who shall develop the necessary rules and regulations to implement this policy. [See FM]

Overnight Trips

Students involved in UIL competition that requires an overnight trip shall have their expenses paid by the District. [See also FM, FMG]

Middle School Athletics

Middle school athletics shall be operated in accordance with the guidelines for middle school athletics found in the UIL Coaches' Manual for Junior High Schools. The Office of Athletics will be in charge of administering the middle school athletic program including scheduling, eligibility, and all other aspects of the program.

Corpus Christi ISD

FMF(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2007.24

DATE ISSUED: 8/22/2007