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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 7:240


Extracurricular Code for Participants in Extracurricular Activities

The Building Principal, using input from coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities, shall develop a conduct code for all participants in extracurricular activities consistent with Board policy. The conduct code shall: (1) require participants in extracurricular activities to conduct themselves at all times, including after school and on days when school is not in session, and whether on and off school property, as good citizens and exemplars of their school, this includes hazing and bullying, which are activities that are strictly prohibited, and (2) notify participants that failure to abide by it could result in removal from the activity. The Extracurricular Code shall be reviewed by the Building Principal periodically at his or her discretion and presented to the Board of Education.

All coaches and sponsors of extracurricular activities shall annually review the rules of conduct with participants and provide participants with a copy. Coaches and sponsors of interscholastic athletics shall also provide instruction on steroid abuse prevention to students participating in these programs.

Performance Enhancing Drug Testing

State law requires the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to prohibit a student from participating in an athletic competition sponsored or sanctioned by IHSA unless the student has agreed, (a) not to use any performance-enhancing substances on IHSA's current banned drug list, and (b) to submit to random testing for these substances in the student's body. In addition, the student's parent/guardian must sign a statement for IHSA containing specific acknowledgments including that the student may be subject to random performance-enhancing substance testing and that violating the laws regulating the use of performance-enhancing substances is a crime.

IHSA, with oversight from the Illinois Department of Health, administers a performance-enhancing substance testing program under which high school participants in athletic competition sponsored or sanctioned by IHSA are tested at multiple times throughout the athletic season for presence in their bodies of performance-enhancing substances on the IHSA's banned drug list.

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/24-24, 5/27-23.3.
                        Clements v. Board of Education of Decatur, 478 N.E.2d 1209 (IL. App. 4th Dist. 1985).
                        Kevin Jordan v. O'Fallon THSD 203, 706 N.E.2d 137 (Ill.App.5, 1999)
                        Todd v. Rush County Schools, 133 F.3d 984 (7th Cir., 1998).
                        Veronica School Dist. 475 v. Action, 515 U.S. 646 (1995).
                        105 ILCS 5/24-24, 5/27-23.3, 25/1.5.

CROSS REF.:     5:280 (Educational Support Personnel - Duties and Qualifications).
                        6:190 (Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities)
                        7:180 (Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment)            
                        7:190 (Student Discipline)
                        7:300 Extracurricular Activities

ADOPTED:      December 8, 1997

REVISED:       January 23, 2006

REVIEWED:    April 13, 2009

REVISED:       May 26, 2009

REVIEWED:    May 10, 2010

REVISED:       June 28, 2010

REVIEWED:    May 14, 2015

REVISED:       June 22, 2015