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Good Conduct Rule (Reference Board Policy Code 503.4)

Participation in school activities is a privilege. School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and abilities in the students during their school years and for their lifetimes. Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of participating in school extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy regarding student conduct. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a school activity unless the activity is not offered, the student cannot participate for disciplinary reasons, or it is an intramural or interscholastic athletic activity. Students will have a comparable opportunity to participate in intramural or interscholastic athletic activities and to reap the benefits of school activities. However, comparable opportunity does not guarantee boys and girls will be allowed to play on each other’s teams when there are athletic activities available that will allow both boys and girls to reap the benefit of school activities. Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures. The principal shall keep records of violations of the good conduct rule. Students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities that require physical exertion including, but not limited to, cheerleading and athletics, shall be required to submit an annual physical examination stating the student is able to participate. The events must be approved by the superintendent, unless they involve unusual travel and expense, in which case the board will take action. The event must not disrupt the educational program or other school district operations. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop rules and regulations for each school activity. Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set by the school district for participation in the activity. Any student declared ineligible under the prior school district’s good conduct rule, and then without having completed the full period of ineligibility at that school transfers to NS High School, will not be eligible for interscholastic competition at NS High School, until the full period of ineligibility has been completed. Once that time period of ineligibility has been completed, the student is then eligible for interscholastic competition at NS High School as far as any Good Conduct Rule is concerned.