IGDJ - Interscholastic Athletics

Code: IGDJ
Adopted: 5/12/82
Re-adopted: 8/13/97
Original Code: 7500

Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the total educational program.  Athletic activities should fit harmoniously into the total school program.  It is the district’s belief that the participants should have varied sports experiences commensurate with their interests and abilities and that they should have complete freedom of choices in selecting activities.

The primary goals for interscholastic athletics are the development of desirable characteristics in the individual, optimal participation and fulfillment of competitive desires.

The district believes in a comprehensive, strong and competitive interscholastic athletic program.  Such a program established the basics for meeting the goals of interscholastic athletics.

General Guidelines for the Interscholastic Program

  1. The district believes that a comprehensive and competitive athletic program sets a tone which is desirable in a sound educational program.  This program is to be administered in accordance with the best practices employed in a modern system of education.
  2. The athletic program is only one of many activities and therefore is under the same administration and control as the rest of the school program.  The students taking part in the program are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.
  3. The health and welfare of the participants is a primary consideration in conducting the district’s athletic program.  Adequate physical examinations, insurance coverage and supervision of recovery time from illness or injury must be provided.  Length of practice sessions, number of practices, number of games and strenuous trips should be carefully planned.  Due consideration should be made regarding the age of the participants and the physical, emotional and academic demands placed on them.
  4. Since the athletic program is an accepted and integral part of the entire educational program, the district assists with financial resources by subsidizing the program through the general fund budget or outside sources as Board policy directs or will allow.
  5. The total program of athletics shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and the policies and administrative regulations set forth by the Board and the administration of the Douglas County School District 4.
  6. Continuous evaluation of the athletic program will be made by the athletic director and other administrative staff to determine if the goals and guidelines are being met.  Board and advisory committee input will be solicited toward this end.
  7. “Administrative Rules, Regulations and Guidelines for Interscholastic Athletics” will be prepared and made available in handbook form to all who have responsibility for interscholastic sports, the advisory committees and the Board.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 326.051
ORS 332.075 (e)
ORS 339.430
OAR 581-021-0034 to -0035
OAR 581-021-0045 to -0049
OAR 581-022-1680
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1683; 34 CFR Part 106 (2000).
2000-2001 OSAA Handbook, Oregon School Activities Association (July 2000).