JJIB: INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS

FILE: JJIB
 
The School Committee believes that students will benefit from the experiences in self-discipline and team effort made possible through participation in inter-school sports.
 
Participation in interscholastic athletics will be subject to approval by the School Committee and will be in accordance with regulations and recommendations of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
 
Subject to funding at the middle and high school level, interscholastic athletic competition will include a variety of sports. Students will be allowed to participate in individual sports on the basis of their abilities and desire. Additionally, intramural athletic activities will be offered as an outgrowth of class instruction in physical education.
 
The School Committee is aware that team participation in athletic contests by members of the student body requires that "away games" be scheduled. It also recognizes that there is a need to regulate certain aspects of student participation in such contests. Therefore, the Superintendent will establish regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff members who participate in these activities.
 
LEGAL REFS.:
M.G.L. 71:47; 71:54A 603 CMR 26.00
 
CROSS REFS.:

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015