Extracurricular activities should be scheduled to maximize student access while minimizing conflict with instructional time.

The folowing rules shall apply to all students' activities and organizations:

  • They must be open to any student who qualifies; members cannot be selected by open or secret ballot (excluding voting for student government officers).  Students shall not be excluded on the basis of race, national origin, disability, gender, or religion.
  • They must have a charter and/or constitution written by students and teacher sponsors and approved by the school administration.
  • They must have a faculty sponsor, appointed by the principal, who will be present at all meetings; meetings will be held on school grounds unless otherwise approved by the school administration.
  • Dues must be reasonable.
  • All monies collected must be handled through an established school account.
  • All initiation ceremonies must be approved by the school administration; those ceremonies will not be injurious or degrading.
  • All meetings and social functions will be approved by the school administration and will be adequately chaperoned.

Extracurricular activites such as athletics, cheerleading, band, and clubs shall establish special rules of conduct and consequences.  These rules shall:

  • Be reasonable and approved annually by the school principal or designee.
  • Be written and distributed to prospective member students.
  • Address students who are found to have committed felonies or delinquent acts, which would be a felony if committed by an adult (regardless of whether adjudication has been withheld).
  • Facilitate membership for the children of active military regardless of application deadlines to the extent that they are otherwise qualified (F.S. 1003.05).

Note: Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked by the principal for violations of the Student Code of Conduct including but not limited to actions that result in in-school-suspension, out-of-school suspension and/or a recommendation for expulsion.  Suspension or dismissal from extracurricular activities may be utilized as a disciplinary consequence in addition to or in lieu of other disciplinary actions.

Note: A student’s grade should not be lowered if they are excluded from extracurricular or co-curricular activities due to disciplinary reasons.

Student Being Arrested and Charged (Involved in Extracurricular Activities)
If a student is found to have been arrested on or off campus and/or charged with a felony or a delinquent act that would be a felony if that student were an adult, even if adjudication is withheld, then the student will be suspended from and deemed ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities.

The student shall be suspended/deemed ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics, for no less than 90 school days from the date the school becomes aware of said violation.  After the days of suspension from participation are completed, the principal or designee will review the suspension and make a decision concerning the eligibility of the student to resume participation in extracurricular activities. Results of this decision may not be appealed. The suspension may be lifted should the charges be dropped or a ‘not guilty’ be entered into the court records.
(F.S. 1006.15)

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Reteaching question(s):

  1. Describe how long you shall be suspended or deamed ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletics for being arrested and charged as described above.