Jason Clark was a sixteen-year-old junior in the Panora-Linden CSD and a starting member of the football team. He was vice-president of the student council and participates in wrestling, track and drama. On September 19, 1977, Jason was seen driving the District's athletic director's car. A beer can was thrown from the passenger's side as it pulled into the driveway leading to his home.
On September 20, 1977, Jason met with the football coach. Jason was told someone saw something thrown from the car and that this would be investigated. Jason admitted to consuming beer and was removed from all extra-curricular activities pursuant to the "Standards of Eligibility".
Jason's parents were told and they appealed his removal from extra-curricular activities to a review panel. The primary purpose for the appeal appears to have been that Jason felt six weeks was an unfair term of ineligibility. He was declared ineligible. Jason then appealed to the District Board of Directors. The decision was affirmed. It was then appealed to the State Board of Public Instruction on November 4, 1977.
The decision of the Board of Directors of the Panora-Linden CSD rendered in this matter upon September 22, 1977, is hereby affirmed.