Escondido Union HSD | BP 6145 Instruction
Extracurricular And Cocurricular Activities
The Governing Board recognizes that extracurricular and cocurricular activities enrich the educational and social development and experiences of students. The district shall encourage and support student participation in extra cocurricular activities without compromising the integrity and purpose of the educational program.
District programs, activities, and student clubs are available to all persons without regard to actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (EC 200, 220 and 260; 5 CCR 4925 and 4926.)
No student shall be prohibited from participating in extra/cocurricular activities related to the educational program because of inability to pay fees associated with the activity related to the educational program, including materials or equipment.
Any complaint alleging unlawful discrimination in the district's extracurricular or cocurricular programs or activities shall be filed in accordance with BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that disabled students have access, to the extent possible to extracurricular and cocurricular activities, student organizations and school-related social events, regardless of the severity or nature of their disabilities.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
Extra/co-curricular activities shall be supervised by district employees whenever they are conducted under the name of the district.
In order to participate in extra/cocurricular activities, students in grades 9 through 12 must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in meeting the requirements for graduation, by undertaking the prescribed course of study and meeting the standards of proficiency established by the district.
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)
The Superintendent or designee may exempt from eligibility requirements extra/cocurricular activities or programs which are offered primarily for the student's academic or educational achievement.
To encourage and support academic excellence, the Board requires students in grades 9 through 12 to earn a minimum 2.0 or "C" grade point average during the preceding grading period in order to participate in extra/cocurricular activities.
The grade point average and determination of eligibility shall be based on 6 week grades.
Students with any "F" grades must also maintain minimum progress towards graduation in order to meet eligibility requirements.
Ineligible students may be granted a probation period of not more than one grading period. Students granted probationary eligibility must meet the required standards by the end of the probationary period in order to remain eligible for participation. An appeal process is available for students with extenuating circumstances.
The Superintendent or designee may grant ineligible students a probation period of not more than one semester.
Per EC 35160.5(a)(8)(B) "The governing board of each school district may adopt a policy that would allow a probationary period to exceed one semester in length through the completion of the 2020-21 school year due to the impact of COVID-19."
For the 2020-2021 school year, the probationary period for students may extend through June 30, 2021.
The Board desires to balance the academic needs of students with the benefits they receive from participating in school activities. In implementing this policy, the Superintendent or designee shall help ineligible students regain eligibility.
(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)
Any decision regarding the eligibility of any child in foster care or a child of an active duty military family for extracurricular or cocurricular activities shall be made by the Superintendent or designee in accordance with Education Code 48850 and 49701.
(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)
(cf. 6173.2 - Education of Children of Military Families)
The Superintendent or designee may revoke a student's eligibility for participation in extra/cocurricular activities when a student's poor citizenship is serious enough to warrant loss of this privilege.
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
Student Conduct at Extracurricular/Cocurricular Events
When attending or participating in extracurricular and cocurricular activities on or off campus, district students are subject to district policies and regulations relating to student conduct. Students who violate district policies and regulations may be subject to discipline including, but not limited to, suspension, expulsion, transfer to alternative programs, or denial of participation in extracurricular or cocurricular activities in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation. When appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall notify local law enforcement.
The Board shall annually review this policy and implementing regulations.
(cf. 6145.2 - Interscholastic Competition)
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals with Exceptional Needs)
35145 Public meetings
35160.5 District policy rules and regulations; requirements; matters subject to regulation
35179 Interscholastic athletics; associations or consortia
35181 Students' responsibilities
48850 Participation of foster youth in extracurricular activities and interscholastic sports
48930-48938 Student organizations
49024 Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate
49700-49704 Education of children of military families
Article 9, Section 5 Common school system
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
350 Fees not permitted
4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs receiving state financial assistance
5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities of pupils
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
2000h-2-2000h-6 Title IX, 1972 Education Act Amendments
Hartzell v. Connell, (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899
Student Fees Litigation Update, ELA Advisory, May 20, 2011
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Pupil Fees, Deposits, or Other Charges, Fiscal Management Advisory 11-01, November 9, 2011
CALIFORNIA TASK FORCE REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE
Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: Preliminary Final Report, March 2009
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE
10-11 Information on Assembly Bill 346 Concerning the Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate (ASCC), July 20, 2010
California Association of Directors of Activities: http://www.cadal.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 4, 2002 Escondido, California
revised: April 29, 2014
revised: November 10, 2020