Display and Retirement of Athletic/Activity Awards
The Board of Directors is proud to display the accomplishments of students in athletics and
activities at the high school level if space permits.
Displaying all trophies and awards is not be feasible due to limitations in space. In displaying
trophies in the school, the preference is to display the trophies by activity.
Any award or trophy won at a competition sanctioned by a recognized state organization such as
the Iowa Athletic Association or Iowa Activities Association are prioritized over other awards
and trophies. They will be displayed as space permits either in the appropriate high school trophy
or awards cases or at another location in the school. After ten years, or when space is no longer
available, whichever occurs first, the trophy or award will be retired, unless the award represents
a state championship or runner up.
Conference trophies and awards will have priority over non-state organization and nonconference
events. After seven years, or when space is no longer available, whichever occurs
first, the trophy or award will be retired, unless the award represents a conference championship
Other trophies or awards will be maintained for four years or when space is no longer available,
whichever comes first. Once retired, the award will be digitally preserved on the District website, or other electronic display kiosks. At any time a physical award will be retired/not displayed these are the options
for disposition in this order:
1. If possible the head coach for the activity at the time of receipt, will be contacted.
2. If he/she does not desire the trophy or award or is not able to be contacted, a general
advertisement will be run to make the award/trophy available to members of the team. If
more than one member expresses interest in the award it will be a random selection from
3. If no team members come forward it will be offered to members of the alumni
association, historical society or foundation.
4. Lastly, award/trophy will be disposed according to Policy 803.10 – Disposition of Obsolete
Banners will display conference and state titles by activity and year in the gymnasium.