Policy 6145.01 Extra-Curricular Athletics

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POLICY 6145.01

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ATHLETICS

The Board of School Trustees, School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) is committed to the enhancement of the physical health of the student population and recognizes the emotional and social benefits of healthy competition within a maximal level of participation by all students.  In keeping with this commitment, the Board endorses the principle of structured extra-curricular programs in athletics for District students as part of their intellectual, social, emotional and athletic growth.

Within its endorsement, the Board recognizes the value of organized competition between schools, within the Province of British Columbia, by representative teams or individual students by participation in the British Columbia federation of school athletics associations and the Vancouver Island Junior Secondary Schools Athletic Association, provided that such participation does not detract from or preclude the opportunity of students to participate in extra-curricular athletic programs at levels other than school or District representation.

The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) is committed to the concept of equal opportunity for all District students, if eligible, to participate in school athletic competition.

Greater Victoria School District

Adopted:       September 27, 1982

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