Board makes avoiding suspensions tougher for students in violation
May 07. 2013 3:16PM
Starting next school year, students involved in extra-curricular activities at Dell Rapids High School who violate conduct rules will find it more difficult to avoid missing action in their favorite sport or activity.
Activities director Jeff Dvorak told Dell Rapids school board members at a recent meeting that during the past few years, some students who violated training rules – whether it be drinking, staying out past curfew or any other violation – would join a sport or activity they weren’t all that enthusiastic about simply to avoid missing games or competitions in a sport or activity they feel more strongly about.
“If (student-athletes) join a sport already in progress, the penalty/suspension from contests will be determined by the athletic director and coaches involved,” the amendment read.
The student in violation would be required to finish out the season in good standing with that sport or activity’s advisor in order for the suspensions served to be binding and not carry over to the next season.