140.1.  EXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION BY CHARTER/CYBER CHARTER STUDENTS - Pg.

140.1.  EXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION BY CHARTER/CYBER CHARTER STUDENTS

1.        Authority

        SC 1719-A,

                1749-A

        Pol. 122, 123, 140

The Board shall approve participation in the District’s extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs by a student enrolled in a charter or cyber charter school if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The student is a resident of the School District.

  1. The charter or cyber charter school does not provide the same extracurricular activity or interscholastic athletic program.

  1. The student fulfills all eligibility criteria required for participation in an activity by District students, in accordance with Board policy.

The Board shall not provide individual transportation for students enrolled in charter or cyber charter schools who participate in the District’s extracurricular activities or interscholastic athletic programs. When the District provides transportation to and from an away competition, game, event or exhibition and requires District students to use District transportation, charter/cyber charter students shall be required to use the transportation provided by the District.

The Board may require the charter or cyber charter school to pay the cost of the expenses for its students’ participation in the District’s extracurricular activities or interscholastic athletic programs.

2.        Guidelines

Charter and cyber charter school students shall be given an equal opportunity to compete for positions and participate in extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs.

A charter or cyber charter school student may only participate in extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs at the school building the student would be assigned to if s/he was enrolled in the School District.

If a class for credit held during the school day by the School District is required for participation in activities that take place outside of the class, charter/cyber charter students shall not be eligible to participate in such activities.

The following guidelines shall govern participation in the District’s extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs by eligible charter and cyber charter school students, who shall:

        Pol. 122, 123

  1. Meet the required eligibility criteria.

        Pol. 123

  1. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage, consistent with the coverage requirements for District students.

        Pol. 122, 123,                         218

        

  1. Comply with Board policies and school rules and regulations regarding extracurricular activities, interscholastic athletics, and student discipline.

        SC 511

  1. Comply with policies, rules and regulations of the activity’s governing organization.

        Pol. 204

  1. Meet attendance and reporting requirements established for all participants of the activity or program.

        Pol. 123

  1. Meet the requirements for physical examinations, physical fitness and any height and/or weight restrictions.

  1. Comply with all requirements and directives of the District staff, coaches and administrators involved with the extracurricular activity or interscholastic athletic program.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The building principal or designee shall receive and review written verification from the charter or cyber charter school that a student has met and continues to meet the established eligibility criteria for an extracurricular activity or interscholastic athletic program.

The District shall distribute information regarding eligibility criteria and student participation in extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletics to all affected by them.

The District shall ensure that charter and cyber charter students have access to information regarding the District’s extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletic programs.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 511, 1719-A, 1749-A

Board Policy – 122, 123, 140, 204, 218

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