Code No.: 502.2
GOOD CONDUCT POLICY
Participation in school activities is a privilege. School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional
interests and abilities in the students during their school years and for their lifetimes.
Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the
calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of
participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must
refrain from activities which are illegal, immoral or unhealthy.
Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to
disciplinary measures. The principal will keep records of violations of the good conduct rule.
The Board of Directors of the Anamosa Community School District offer a variety of voluntary activities
designed to enhance the classroom education of its students. Students who participate in extra-curricular
activities serve as ambassadors of the school and district throughout the calendar year, whether away from or at
school. Students who wish to exercise the privilege of participating in extra-curricular activities must conduct
themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from activities that are illegal, unhealthy, or that
highly disrupt the educational or extra-curricular environment. Participation in these activities is a privilege,
conditioned upon meeting the eligibility criteria established by the board, administration, and individual activity
coaches and sponsors. The principal and/or athletic director shall maintain records of violations of Good
The Board has the authority to apply a greater suspension if an infraction is of a severe nature.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop rules and regulations for school activities. Students
wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the school district for
participation in the activity.
Legal Reference: Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Assn., 197 N.W.2d 555 (Iowa 1972).
In re Jason Clark, 1 D.P.I. App. Dec. 167 (1978).
Iowa Code §§ 280.13, .13A (2013).
281 I.A.C. 12.3(6); 36.15(1).
Code No.: RP502.2A
ANAMOSA HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
GOOD CONDUCT REGULATION & PROCEDURE
The Anamosa extra-curricular program is an extension of a balanced educational program that
allows students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in school to real life
situations. Participation in school activities is a privilege. Students who participate in extracurricular
activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year,
whether away from school or at school.
The following activities are covered by, but not limited to, the board’s Good Conduct Policy and
these rules: athletics, non-graded instrumental and vocal music performances, drama
productions, speech contests, NHS, FFA, cheerleading, dance team, or any other activity where
the student represents the school and district outside of the classroom.
Under the Good Conduct Policy, any student who participates in extra-curricular activities is
prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, controlling, or transmitting tobacco, alcohol, or
other illegal drugs at any time (year round) during his/her high school career. No student
involved in the above activities shall be involved in any criminal activity that violates local,
state, or federal laws (excluding minor traffic violations). For purposes of the Good Conduct
Policy, eighth graders who have graduated from middle school are considered high school
students. The administration will suspend a student from participation in extra-curricular
activities if they find, by substantial evidence, that the policy has been violated. Such a finding
may be based on reports by school personnel at any activities outside of school as well as at
school or at a school event (either home or away). Suspensions may also result from either legal
determinations or by self-admittance. Investigation of possible infraction will involve parent
notification and due process rights, as identified in Policy 500.3, being upheld. If a student is in
violation of the Good Conduct Policy and is not currently involved in an activity or the length of
the suspension is greater than the length of the remaining season, the suspension will carry over
to the student’s future participation in the next activity that the student is involved in (this
includes middle school students moving on to high school). The student must complete the
season in good standing to complete the suspension.
Any student who, after a hearing before the administration, is found to have violated the Good
Conduct Rule, during the school year or summer, is subject to a loss of eligibility as follows:
First offense within the student’s middle school or high school career – Suspended from at least
25% of the scheduled public performances/contests dates for the remaining season with
carryover to the next activity. Counseling from school personnel required prior to reinstatement.
If counseling is refused, students will be suspended for 50% of the season. Must continue to
Second offense: Suspended from at least 50% of scheduled public performances/contest dates
with carryover to next activity. Professional counseling required prior to reinstatement. Must
continue to practice.
Third offense: A minimum of one-year suspension from extra and co-curricular activities.
Professional counseling and/or treatment required for all third offenses. Reinstatement rules will
be enforced and upheld or student will be permanently removed from extra and co-curricular
activities for the remainder of their middle school or high school career.
In those activities that are graded and/or receive academic credit, at no time shall ineligibility
affect a student’s grade.
This policy and regulation will be in effect year round. Each coach/sponsor will review the
policy with parents and student participants at the beginning of each season or activity.
Code No.: 502.2