Extracurricular Activity Absences

The District shall make no distinction between absences for UIL activities and absences for other extracurricular activities that are approved by the Board or the Superintendent. The total number of extracurricular absences for the year shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent or designee and shall be determined on an individual basis based upon the following criteria:

The sponsor or coach shall submit an official request for student absence for each activity or function to the Superintendent or designee at least two class days prior to the requested absence.

The sponsor or coach shall be responsible for determining the academic and disciplinary eligibility for each student. Any student who will be absent for the designated activity shall be in good academic standing and not under any disciplinary or other restriction.

To be considered in good academic standing, a student shall have an average of at least a 70 or higher in any class to be missed.

The student shall make up any work missed for extracurricular absences to the complete satisfaction of the classroom teacher and the principal or Superintendent. Failure to make up missed work may result in the student being denied the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.

The student shall not have excessive absences for any other reason in any class to be missed.

Each classroom teacher shall maintain accurate student attendance records. The teacher shall make a distinction in the attendance records for extracurricular absences and other absences.

Use of District Facilities

School-sponsored student groups may use District facilities with prior approval of the appropriate administrator. Other student groups may use District facilities in accordance with policy FNAB.

Valentine ISD


LDU 2012.01

DATE ISSUED: 6/15/2012