STUDENT ATHLETE ALCOHOL, DRUG AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS POLICY
Student athletes are prohibited from possessing, using or selling alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco products at any time.
This policy will apply to each student athlete for one calendar year from the day of his/her most recent Athletic Code signature and will be in effect for one full calendar year at all times and in all locations, including non-school activities. The penalties listed below will be enforced in conjunction with all other codes of behavior and disciplinary measures.
PENALTIES: ALCOHOL, DRUG AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS POLICY
The guidelines for actions taken by the Director of Athletics regarding a student-athlete found in violation of this policy shall be as follows:
Effective on the date when the penalties are imposed, the athlete will be placed on probation for one calendar year.
The athlete will need to meet with the student-assistant counselor or equivalent outside agency for counseling. The counselor and administrator must agree as to when a student can return to participation.
During the period of probation, the athlete will be expected to practice with the team but will not be allowed to participate in the team’s scheduled competitions according to the eligibility chart.
- If there are 8 or fewer regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 2 games on the first offense and 4 games on the second offense
- If there are 9 regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 2 games on the first offense and 4 games on the second offense
- If there are 10-13 regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 3 games on the first offense and 6 games on the second offense
- If there are 14-17 regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 4 games on the first offense and 8 games on the second offense
- If there are 18-21 regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 5 games on the first offense and 10 games on the second offense
- If there are 22 regular season contests remaining, the athlete would lose 6 games on the first offense and 12 games on the second offense
Student athletes on probation are expected to attend all practices and contests (NOT IN UNIFORM) and be of assistance to the team, as the coach deems appropriate.
Penalties that cannot be served during the sport season in which they are imposed will be carried over for completion in the next sport season in which the athlete participates. The penalty assigned will be adjusted proportionality based on the number of regular season scheduled contests in the subsequent season.
- If a second offense occurs during the one-year probationary period, the athlete is suspended from all participation in interscholastic athletics for one calendar year from the date of the second offense.
If the second offense occurs at any time after the probationary period, all provisions set forth in the first offense will apply. However, the contest penalty will be increased according to the eligibility chart. In addition, a new one calendar year probationary period will be assigned.
- A third offense at any time during the secondary interscholastic time will mean a suspension from future participation on any interscholastic team for the remainder of the secondary school years.
A student-athlete may file an appeal in writing to the director of athletics within three calendar days from the date the penalty was assessed. The athletic director will call a meeting of the Appeals Committee to review the appeal. The jurisdiction of the Appeals Committee will be limited to affirming or reversing the decision of the athletic director. The Appeals Committee will have no authority to increase or reduce any penalty imposed. The student athlete and/or his/her parents/legal guardians may attend the Appeals Committee meeting. The athletic director will notify the student-athlete of the results of the appeal within 24 hours.