Robert M.

La Follette High School
Code of Conduct Presentation

La Follette Athletic Director

Kevin Porter

Why Have a Code of Conduct?
• WIAA Requirement
– Address conduct of student-athletes – Explain eligibility requirements

• MMSD Code of Conduct
– Uniform for all High Schools – Complies with WIAA Requirements

Why Have a Code of Conduct?
Personal Conduct: All student-athletes should conduct themselves in a way that reflects positively on themselves, their family, and their community. Participation in sports is a privilege and not a right.

• Residence • Academic Performance • Adherence to the Policies of the Code of Conduct

• Academic Eligibility
– Enrolled as a full time student – Passing all classes at all times (MMSD)
• Academic Status (Tuesday) reports • NC/I Not considered passing grades

– Three or more non-passing grades
• Ineligible through one athletic season

Regaining Eligibility
• Time withheld from competition • Contact Coach, Athletic Director, with questions:
– I/NC/CP now complete – 2 X F, but went to Summer School – Dropping a class – Date eligibility is regained

Eligibility: Attendance
• Cuts from class
– 1 to 1 meet/game suspension

• Attendance Mistakes
– Be on time! – Clear them in your Neighborhood Office

Code Violations and Consequences: Levels I, II, III
• Level I: Non-ATOD Related or Self Reported ATOD Related • Level II: ATOD Related • Level III: Extremely Serious Violations

Level I: Non ATOD Related or Level II Self Reported
• Fighting, taunting, harassing, lying, falsifying excuse or pass slips, forgery, cheating, violating school rules • Attending gatherings where underage drinking or drug use takes place or deliberately transporting athletes to same • Other conduct not becoming an athlete

Level I: Non ATOD Related or Level II Self Reported
• Up to 25% Suspension of current or next sports season

Level II: ATOD
• Buying, possessing or use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or look a likes • Smoking anything • Misuse of prescription or over the counter medications

Level II: ATOD
• 50% Suspension penalty
– Reduced to 25% if self reported

• Repeated violations may result in being dropped from team membership at discretion of the coach and approval of Athletic Director • Voluntary entry into AODA Treatment Program results in 25% suspension

Level III: Extremely Serious Violations
• Organizing, hosting gatherings where consumption of alcohol or controlled substance takes place • Selling, providing, distributing, possessing with intent to deliver alcohol or controlled substance • Use or possession of: stimulants, anabolic agents, diuretics, street drugs…

Level III: Extremely Serious Violations
• Possession of dangerous/concealed weapon • Reproducing/Distributing school keys • Theft • Vandalism • Hazing/Initiations • Battery/Sexual Assault • State/Federal/Municipal Ordinance Violation (reasonable belief)

Level III: Extremely Serious Violations
• Athletic Commission Hearing • Suspended from 50% to 150% of a season/s with or without practice

Due Process for Violations
• Information gathering and investigation • Athlete and/or parent(s) advised of the violation • For Level III Athletic Commission Review • An appeal may be made to the Athletic Board (Levels I-III) • Appeals to Building Principal, Assistant Supt.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Violations
• Athletic Suspension • Referral to AOD Coordinator, Assessment
– Recommendation – Following AOD Coordinators Recommendations – Release of Info Required for Referrals for Further Intervention

WIAA Transfer Rule
Transferring schools after 4 consecutive semesters results in student athlete being ineligible for one calendar year. Total change of residence by parent(s) is the only exception.

Make Good Decisions and Have a Great Year!

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