V.† Students†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (formerly #6142)
††††††††††† B.† Extracurricular Activities
††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.† Athletics
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.† Interscholastic Athletics Program
To ensure that interscholastic competition positively contributes to the development of the Narragansett School Systemís pupils, it is necessary that the administration of this program be under the jurisdiction of school officials and be carefully supervised by competent and professionally prepared personnel.† The organization of interscholastic programs at this level must be based upon the following principles:
1.†††††††† The school administrator must accept full responsibility for the proper organization, administration, and supervision of interscholastic athletics as a part of the total educational program.
2.†††††††† The interscholastic athletic program must supplement, rather than serve as a substitute for, a broad and comprehensive program of physical education and intramural activities for all students.
3.†††††††† The interscholastic athletic program must be considered as a necessary enrichment program for those who excel and will benefit from additional experiences above and beyond the required physical education and intramural programs.
4.†††††††† The interscholastic program must be developed according to the needs and abilities of the age level of the students.† There will be particular emphasis placed on the health, safety, and personal well being of the participant, with additional consideration given to the development of wholesome personality and citizenship characteristics.
5.†††††††† A wide variety of conditioning and preparation will be included in our interscholastic program, and all pupils will be encouraged to participate.
6.†††††††† An athletic handbook is available at the school level outlining sound administrative practices which will implement state rules and regulations regarding the interscholastic program.
Reaffirmed:† †††† June 21, 2006††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Narragansett, Rhode Island