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acquired, delivered or transported alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or controlled substances will be ineligible for a specified number of contests listed below.  A second or third offense will result in a loss of eligibility for a specified period of time listed below.

3.  Any student who is found guilty, or admits to breaking the law, or is placed on official or unofficial probation status, whether it be voluntary or not, will be ineligible until the local school administration reinstates the student to eligibility.

The following are specific penalties for violation of Rule #2 above; the consequences for a violation of

rules #1 & #3 will be left to the discretion of the local school administration. [game means entire day of competition]. Student can not be moved [ JV-Var.] to gain an advantage/reduction in ineligibility.

---First Offense

Sr. High football2 games Sr. High Track2 meets

Jr. High football1 gameJr. High Track1 meet

Sr. High Volleyball3 gamesBaseball4 games

Jr. High Volleyball2 gamesSoftball4 games

Sr. High basketball4 gamesCheerleaders, managers, band, choir,

Jr. High basketball2 gamesFFA, FCCLA, NHS, and other activities--

Penalty shall reflect the above guidelines.

For a second offense in the same school year, the student will be declared ineligible for twelve weeks.

For a third offense in the same year, the student will be declared ineligible for one calendar year. Successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program will reduce the third offense ineligibility period to six months.

The period of ineligibility shall be based on the number of offenses during a one-year period, starting on the date of the first infraction and concluding one year later.

Definitions Pertaining To The Good Conduct Rule

-If the offense occurs during the summer months and is found by the local school administration to have a direct and immediate effect on the school, the penalty would go into effect when the student reports for an extracurricular activity during the next school year.  If the student is not participating in the fall programs, the penalty will carry over into the next season he/she is involved in.

-In order for an eligibility penalty to be worked off during a specified activities season, a student must report for that activity at the beginning of the season and he/she must remain out for the activity until the end of the season.

-If the offense occurs near the end of a season and there is not sufficient time for a penalty to be worked off, the penalty may carry over into the next activity (season) the student participates in.

-Students will also be declared ineligible while suspended [ISS/OSS] and/or expulsed from school under other district rules and regulations. Students may be declared ineligible with the existence of reasonable doubt.

-Sponsors and/or coaches may also have a set of team or organizational rules that the student must adhere to.  *See individual sport/activity manuals.

-Other factors weighing on the period of ineligibility are the students' cooperation and the nature of the offense.  Students will be required to practice as expected by the sponsor or coach during the time of ineligibility.  

*Failure to meet any of the above mentioned obligations may result in removal from the team or group.  When this occurs the ineligibility time halts and must be served during the next season or activity time frame.

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