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La Canada USD |  BP  6145  Instruction

Extracurricular And Cocurricular Activities   

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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.

The La Canada Unified School District believes that a student's participation in extracurricular activities/competitive athletics reflects on the individual, the team and the whole school. The Superintendent shall ensure that appropriate standards of academic performance and personal behavior are required of grades 7-12 students participating in extracurricular activities/competitive athletics at La Canada High School.

This Board policy shall be reviewed annually pursuant to the requirements of the Education Code.

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.

No extracurricular or cocurricular program or activity shall be provided or conducted separately and no district student's participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be required or refused based on the student's gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability. Requirements for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be limited to those that are essential to the success of the activity. (5 CCR 4925)

Any complaint regarding the district's extracurricular and cocurricular programs or activities shall be filed in accordance with BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

Extra/cocurricular activities shall be supervised by district employees whenever they are conducted under the name of the district.

(cf. 4127/4227/4327 - Temporary Athletic Team Coaches)

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in extra/cocurricular activities, students in grades 7 through 12 must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in meeting the requirements for graduation, as outlined in AR 6145.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency)

(cf. 6145.2 - Interscholastic Competition)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals with Exceptional Needs)

The Superintendent or designee may grant ineligible students a probationary period. Students granted probationary eligibility must meet the required standards by the end of the probationary period in order to remain eligible for participation.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide the necessary assistance to help ineligible students achieve the academic standards required by law.

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

The Superintendent or designee may revoke a student's eligibility for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities when the student's poor citizenship is serious enough to warrant loss of this privilege.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35145 Public meetings

35160.5 District policy rules and regulations; requirements; matters subject to regulation

35179 Interscholastic athletics; associations or consortia

48930-48938 Student organizations

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

COURT DECISIONS

Hartzell v. Connell, (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899

Management Resources:

CDE LEGAL ADVISORIES

001.90 Access to School-Related Activities and Events by Disabled Students, LO: 3-0

409.87 Requirements for Pupil Participation in Extracurricular and Cocurricular activities, AB 2613, CIL: 86/87-11

WEB SITES

California Association of Directors of Activities: http://www.cada1.org

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 15, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California