Last year Paul Huddleston convened a team to review and make changes to the Athletic handbook. One of the outcomes of that team's work was a change to the eligibility requirements for student athletes. Paul Huddleston will present the following changes to the board:
The standard used to be 2.0 with no fs. Now it is pass five out of 6 with no GPA requirement (in line with WIAA requirements). Weve lowered the bar for athletes to compete athletes on probation can play in games as long as they meet the conditions of the probation. Weve raised the bar for probation anyone under a 2.5 is on probation and must meet the necessary requirements to play or they sit out one week (and until they meet requirements). Any athlete that is not passing 5 out of 6 is suspended. The logic behind this
There have been a lot of athletes that start the season on probation and never get off
never get a taste of competition and never really get to experience what its like to be a part of the team. The hope, is that a positive experience on the field will spill over to the classroom
that athletes will have extra incentive (along with support from coaches and teammates) to improve their grades and get off probation. Athletes will be coming to you for help if they are struggling in your class. Please dont sign their study hall sheet if they arent being productive. Ive attached a sample letter, probation agreement (sent home to all athletes on probation) and the study hall sheet youll be seeing. The middle school forms look like the high schools
just a different logo and a little different wording.
The above change is different from the current administrative proceedure and I wanted the board to be aware of, and discuss this change. Policy and procedure 2151 are the ones that are germaine: http://www.woodlandschools.org/alt/policies/2000%20Instruction/2151P%20Procedure.htm http://www.woodlandschools.org/alt/policies/2000%20Instruction/2151%20Interscholastic%20Activities.htm
Attached are documents provided by Paul with more detail.