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Code of Ethical Conduct.   

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(a) Each school district shall, no later than 90 days subsequent to the filing of this chapter with the Secretary of State, implement the following listed standards of ethical conduct for each temporary, probationary, or permanent employee of a school district providing supervisory and instructional services in interscholastic athletic programs and activities. Any specified person providing such services to the district shall:

(a) Show respect for players, officials and other coaches.

(b) Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials.

(c) Establish and model fair play, sportsmanship, and proper conduct.

(d) Establish player safety and welfare as the highest priority.

(e) Provide proper supervision of students at all times.

(f) Use discretion when providing constructive criticism and when reprimanding players.

(g) Maintain consistency in requiring all players to adhere to the established rules and standards of the game to be played.

(h) Properly instruct players in the safe use of equipment.

(i) Avoid exerting undue influence on a pupil's decision to enroll in an athletic program at any public or private post-secondary educational institution.

(j) Avoid exerting undue influence on pupils to take lighter academic course(s) in order to be eligible to participate in athletics.

(k) Avoid suggesting, providing, or encouraging any athlete to use nonprescription drugs, anabolic steroids, or any substance to increase physical development or performance that is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Surgeon General of the United States or American Medical Association.

(I) Avoid recruitment of athletes from other schools.

(m) Follow the rules of behavior and the procedures for crowd control as established by the local board of education and the league in which the district participates.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 35179.7


Education Code 35179.7

(Added by Register 88, No. 46.)