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Decision Number
8
Book
25
Month
November
Year
2007
In RE
Jordan Corrigan, Keegan Paul, & Gavin Caves
Appellant
Jordan Corrigan, Brenda Paul, & Amy Caves
Appellee
Alburnett Community School District
Full Text
Summary

The appellants seek reversal of a decision made by the Alburnett Community School District denying their request to change the athletic ineligibility policy.

The district currently has a extracurricular policy in place that imposes a 20-day ineligibility period for a final failing period grade, and an 18-week ineligibility for a final failing semester grade. The district also has a good conduct policy governing out-of-school behavior of students involved in extracurricular activities; some of those penalties are less severe than the 18-week ineligibility. The local board denied the appellants suggested alternative policies.

The appellants argue the policies are unreasonably strict,contrary to anti-harassment and anti-bullying law and policy, and not applied consistently to all affected students in the district.

The policies are not unreasonable as athletics is a privilege, not a right; the students are not victims as stated in law and policy, because athletes are not a "protected class"; and no proof of intentional selective enforcement of the district's new policy was provided.

The local board's decision is affirmed.