Newark USD | BP 6145 Instruction
Extracurricular And Cocurricular Activities
The Governing Board recognizes that extracurricular and cocurricular activities enrich the educational and social development of students and enhance students' feelings of connectedness with the schools. The district shall encourage and support student participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities without compromising the integrity and purpose of the educational program.
(cf. 1330 - Use of School Facilities)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)
(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)
No extracurricular or cocurricular program or activity shall be provided or conducted separately on the basis of any actual or perceived characteristic listed as a prohibited category of discrimination in state or federal law, nor shall any student's participation in an extracurricular or cocurricular activity be required or refused on those bases. Prerequisites for student participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be limited to those that have been demonstrated to be essential to the success of the activity. (5 CCR 4925)
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)
(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)
(cf. 6145.5 - Student Organizations and Equal Access)
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.
(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
Unless specifically authorized by law, no fee shall be charged to students for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities related to the educational program, including materials or equipment related to the activity.
(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)
(cf. 3452 - Student Activity Funds)
To be eligible to participate in extracurricular and cocurricular activities, students in grades 9-12 must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress during the previous grading period, and including, but not limited to: (Education Code 35160.5)
1. Maintenance of a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all enrolled classes
2. Maintenance of minimum progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements
Probationary students with a GPA of 1.5 to 1.99 or with one grade of "F" in any course will be placed on probation in their participation in extra-curricular activities for programs offered outside the regular school day. The students may participate in the extracurricular activity during the probationary period. This probationary period will last for one grading period following the grading period in which the GPA of 1.5 to 1.99 or one "F" was earned. A student on probation who fails to raise their GPA to 2.0 with no "F" grades after one grading period will be ineligible and remain so until the grades are brought up to a GPA of 2.0 with no "F" as evidenced by a quarter grade report. Students on probation must maintain progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements and enrolled in at least 20 semester periods.
Ineligible students with a GPA below 1.5 or with two grades of "F" in any course will be ineligible to participate in extra-curricular activities for programs offered outside the regular school day. They will remain ineligible until the grades are brought up to a GPA of 2.0 with no "F" grade as evidenced by a quarter grade report.
Returning to Eligible Status
A probationary or ineligible student will become eligible once his/her grades are raised to 2.0 with no "F" grade as evidenced by a quarter grade report, and evidence is shown that they are maintaining progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements and enrolled in at least 20 semester periods.
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency)
Except as otherwise noted in this section, all other eligibility standards for athletes will be in compliance with the Constitution and By-laws of the California Interscholastic Federation and the Mission Valley Athletic League.
(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)
The Superintendent or designee may grant ineligible students a probationary period not to exceed one semester. Students granted probationary eligibility must meet the required standards by the end of the probationary period in order to remain eligible for participation. (Education Code 35160.5)
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 extracurricular and cocurricular activities when the student's poor citizenship is serious enough to warrant loss of this privilege.
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.
(cf. 5131 - Conduct)
(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)
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
49024 Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate
Article 9, Section 5 Common school system
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
350 Fees not permitted
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 NEWARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 17, 1996 Newark, California
revised: March 19, 2013