SUBJECT: Student Local Activity/Athletic Travel
I. Board Policy
The Board is concerned that students devote as much time
as possible in the pursuit of excellence in the basic areas of the curriculum.
The Board also recognizes that activities are an essential part of a student’s
school experience and that most activities involving competition between schools
should be reserved for high school students. Middle and elementary school
activities should be conducted at the local school level as much as possible
and within the established guidelines for field trips (AA416).
A. High school activities include those
sponsored by the following:
Utah High School Activities Association
State and/or national affiliated associations
Local school and district sponsored programs
B. The Administration will obtain information
concerning the travel needs from the local schools. The Administration will
develop guidelines that will bring INTO focus the financial feasibility and
the priority of the schools.
C. The Board supports the regulations
concerning intrastate competition as approved by the Utah High School Activities
II. Administration Policy
High school principals have the responsibility of
planning student travel in relationship to the activity program. The following
guidelines apply when using District transportation services:
A. Utah High School Activities Association
1. District buses may be used to transport
participants to UHSAA events or other types of activities as determined by
the school administration in conjunction with the Director of Transportation.
2. Transportation for student spectators
in District buses, at student expense, may approved when a specific need arises.
3. Requests for use of buses are to be
submitted to the Transportation Department at least two weeks in advance.
This time period may be waived when schools compete in region and state tournaments.
B. State Affiliated and Local School Activities
1. Requests for use of District buses
to support travel to state affiliated activities and other local school activities
are to be submitted to the Transportation Department.
2. These requests will be considered individually.
They must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. This time period is
waived when schools compete in region and state tournaments.
C. When the District does not provide transportation in connection with a
school-related activity or event, the following will apply:
1. Each student desiring to participate
in such an activity or event must submit a “Participation Disclosure
and Acknowledgment” form signed by the student and the student’s
parent or guardian which acknowledges that no transportation is being provided
by the District and that the student’s participation is conditioned
on the student arranging for his or her own transportation to events or competitions
associated with the activity. The student may not be a member of the particular
team or organization, nor participate in the activity, unless a completed
“Participation Disclosure and Acknowledgement” form is on file.
2. When involved in ATE/work-based learning
experiences, students will utilize the “Activity Authorization”
form developed by the Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium.
D. Organized tours involving post graduates (especially graduation celebrations)
will not be sponsored by the local school or Jordan School District.
Insurance coverage of any type excluding tort liability will not be underwritten
by the local school or Jordan School District.
F. In accordance with Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) bylaws,
all practice games over 150 miles one way in any sport must be approved by
the local Board of Education or its representative at the District Office.
The request for approval must be submitted by the principal, on official school
letterhead, and an eligibility list of that particular sport must be attached.
Details of the travel experience must be provided.
These policies have been developed and
approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive
use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization
outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district.
Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized
use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party
copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own
risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.
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