THE EAST BUCHANAN C-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ADOPTED THE ATHLETIC HANDBOOK PROPOSED BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND COACHES OF EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL. WE FEEL THAT ALL PARENTS AS WELL AS ATHLETES SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS HANDBOOK. ALL ATHLETES WILL HAVE TO ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR IF THEY WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS AT EAST BUCHANAN C-1.
Welcome and Introduction
Thank you for choosing to participate in the East Buchanan High School MSHSSA sponsored activities/athletics program. We hope your participation in activities will enhance your educational experience and help you to increase your enjoyment of your high school years. Activities are just another tool to teach you some of the important skills that will make you successful later in life. We hope you participate in as many activities as you can.
The information contained within this handbook has been written with the best interests of the East Buchanan High School students in mind. Athletes and their parents should note that there are other rules and regulations in the MSHSAA Official Handbook that are not printed in this handbook.
Any questions regarding a particular activity should be directed toward the sponsor/coach of that activity/sport. This handbook is a general guideline and should be used as such. Each individual sponsor/coach will have the authority to establish his/her own expectations and guidelines as they pertain to their activity but will preempt the policies in this handbook.
As a participant in activities or athletics, you must have a desire to improve yourself academically and/or athletically. Your sponsors/coaches can help you reach your full potential if you listen and do the things they ask you to do. Have pride in your work ethic. The primary reason you are going to school is to get an education. Activities are just part of the total program of education at East Buchanan High School. You are expected to conduct yourself at school in a positive way. Your personal habits and behavior are on display everywhere you go. It is your responsibility to see that the reaction you receive is favorable.
When you have an occasion to speak to others, whether on the playing field, stage, or in the community, be courteous and address them with respect. Strive to be a leader by example. You must first be able to lead yourself and then learn to lead others.
We want you to be a part of the strong tradition in athletics/activities here at East Buchanan High School. You can be a part of the tradition by making a commitment to yourself, your teammates or group members, your school and community. Accept the challenge of helping to continue our strong tradition of excellence in activities!
East Buchanan School District
MSHSSA SPONSORED ACTIVITIES/ATHLETIC
Interscholastic activities shall supplement the secondary curricular program and shall provide most worthwhile experiences to students that shall result in those learning outcomes that will contribute toward the development of the attributes of good citizenship. Emphasis shall be upon teaching through school activities. To this end only can interscholastic activities be justified.
The East Buchanan school district is committed to the belief that participation in interscholastic activities is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. This requires individual responsibility by the student to the team, school, and community. East Buchanan is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and shall be regulated by the code of this association, which has been established by a vote of all members’ schools.
Students are subject to the East Buchanan District’s discipline policy, as outlined in the student handbook, as well as specific rules in the activity handbook and rules set by the coach/sponsor. Copies of the policy may be obtained in the school offices, from the athletic director, or from the coach or sponsor.
As a participant in the MSHSAA activities provided by East Buchanan, you are accepting standards that are over and above that of the non-participating student.
KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ARE IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND THAT YOUR PERSONAL CONDUCT MUST BE ABOVE REPROACH! YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CREATE A FAVORABLE IMAGE AND GAIN THE RESPECT OF YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS AND TEAMMATES, THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY, AND THE ENTIRE EAST BUCHANAN COMMUNITY. PARTICIPATION IN OUR ACTIVITIES REPRESENT A PRIVILEGE THAT IS A YEAR ROUND COMMITMENT AND WILL HELP DEVELOP THE STUDENT PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, SOCIALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY.
East Buchanan is a cooperating member of the KCI Conference. As a member, we are committed to adhere to the rules and regulations of the conference.
Presently, there are seven members of the KCI Conference. They include:
East Buchanan Bulldogs Lathrop Mules Lawson Cardinals Mid-Buchanan Dragons North Platte Panthers
Plattsburg Tigers West Platte Blue jays
ATHLETICS/ATHLETIC PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Through our athletic program we will work:
1. To ensure that interscholastic activities shall supplement the curricular program of the
school to provide opportunities for youth to acquire worthwhile knowledge, skills, and
2. To promote the educational values inherent in interscholastic activities which will
contribute to the accepted aims of education.
3. To develop standards for the approval and direction of interscholastic activities and
4. To formulate minimum uniform and equitable standards of eligibility that must be
met by students to attain the privilege of representing their school in interscholastic
5. To avoid interference with the educational program of the school and to prevent
exploitation of high school youth and the athletic program by special interest groups.
6. To foster a cooperative spirit and good sportsmanship on the part of school
representatives, school patrons, and students.
7. To foster desirable social and competitive experiences that will instill courage,
alertness, emotional control, and good sportsmanship in our athletes.
8. To develop qualities of strength, endurance, agility, and neuromuscular skill in our
9. To follow all of the regulations set forth in the constitution and bylaws of the Missouri
State High School Activities Association Official Handbook.
It is with these objectives in mind, that this activities/athletic handbook has been written by the athletic director and /sponsors/coaches of East Buchanan High School. As with any handbook, situations may arise that are not covered. Should this be the case, the situation will be dealt with by a cooperative effort between the school administrations, athletic director, and coaches.
As a student, you are in school to secure the best education that you are capable of achieving. Deciding to take advantage of the other half of education, by participating in school related activities, plays a significant part in your total educational development. However, with this decision comes certain responsibilities if the value of extra-curricular activities is to be achieved, namely;
Statement of Philosophy--Participation in high school activities is a valuable education experience and should not be looked upon as a reward for academic success. Students with low academic ability need the educational development provided through participation in activities as much as students with average or above average ability. Activity participation should be for all students making appropriate progress toward graduation and otherwise in good standing.
The following is taken from By-Law 213.0 of the Official Handbook of the Missouri State High School Activities Association:
“A student in grades 9-12 must be currently enrolled in and regularly attending courses that offer a minimum of 3.00 units of credit or 80% of the maximum allowable classes in which a student can be enrolled, whichever is greater, and must have earned a minimum of 7 out of 8 credits of credit the preceding semester of attendance or 80% of the maximum allowable credits which may be earned, whichever is greater, or a student must be enrolled in a full course at his or her level in a special education program for the handicapped approved by the Missouri State Department of Education which, though ungraded, enrolls pupils of equivalent age, and that student must have made standard progress for his or her level the preceding semester. A beginning 9th grade student shall have been promoted from the 8th grade to the 9th grade for the first semester of eligibility.”
To participate in extra-curricular activities at East Buchanan a student must maintain a C- average the prior semester. He/she must also pass 7 out of 8 units of credit the prior semester and be enrolled in 8 blocks of classes to participate. Activities which are excluded, include ones that have a grade directly associated with the activity. If the student does not meet the academic requirement he/she will be ineligible the entire semester after the infraction occurs; or a student must be enrolled in a full course at his or her level in a special education program for the handicapped approved by the Missouri State Department of Education which, though ungraded, enrolls pupils of equivalent age, and that student must have made standard progress for his or her level the preceding semester. A beginning 9th grade student shall have been promoted from the 8th grade to the 9th grade for first semester eligibility.
A student must be making satisfactory progress towards graduation as determined by local school policies.
A student who was academically ineligible the preceding semester but meets the academic standard at the close of that semester becomes eligible the first day classes are attended in the succeeding semester.
Students convicted of a felony or placed on probation for a felony will not be eligible to return to MSHAA activities for the minimum of 365 days.
Credit earned or completed after the close of the semester shall not count as having been earned that semester, except in case of illness verified by physician. Credit earned in summer school shall not count for or against the student’s record for eligibility purposes.
CHANGING SPORTS/DUAL SPORTS
The athlete has until the day following the first contest to switch sports. If an athlete chooses to switch, he/she must have left the program in good graces with the coaching staff. This will be determined by the coaches, athletic director and high school principal.
If an athlete would like to participate in two sports in the same season, they may do so under the following guidelines:
All athletes must keep in mind that they are not guaranteed playing time or a starting position on either team. The athlete must earn their time on the court or field. The coaches and athletes involved with the dual sports will meet within the first week to discuss the procedures and expectations.
All dual participating athletes and their parent(s) must sign a form which states what the guidelines are for the athle
Students who represent a school in interscholastic activities must be creditable citizens and judged so by the proper school authority certifying a list of students for competition. Those students whose character or conduct is such as to reflect discredit upon themselves or their schools are not considered “creditable citizens.” Conduct shall be satisfactory in accord with the standards of good discipline.
A student shall not be considered eligible while serving out of school suspension. The student who is expelled or who withdraws from school because of disciplinary measures shall not be considered eligible for 365 days from the date of expulsion or withdrawal. If a student misses classes the date of a contest without being excused by the principal, he/she shall not be considered eligible on that date.
MSHSAA By-Law 212
a. Law Enforcement: A student who commits an act for which charges may be or have been filed by law enforcement authorities under any municipal ordinance, misdemeanor or felony statute shall not be eligible until all proceedings with the legal system have been concluded and any penalty (i.e. jail time, fine, court costs, ect.) or special condition of probation (i.e. restitution, community service, counseling, ect.) has been satisfied. If law enforcement authorities determine that charges will not be filed, eligibility will be contingent upon local school policies.
Minor moving traffic offenses shall not affect eligibility, unless they involve, drugs, alcohol, accidents or injuries. After a student has completed all court appearances and penalties, and has satisfied all special conditions of probation and remains under general probation only, local school authorities shall determine eligibility.
b. Local School
1. A student who violates a local school policy is ineligible until completion of the prescribed school penalties.
2. The eligibility of a student who is serving detention or in-school suspension shall be determined by local school authorities.
3. A student shall not be considered eligible while serving an out-of-school suspension.
4. A student who is expelled or who withdraws from school because of disciplinary measures shall not be considered eligible for 365 days from the date of expulsion or withdrawal.
5. If a student misses class(es) without being excused by the principal, the student shall not be considered eligible on that date. Further, the student cannot be certified eligible to participate on any subsequent date until the student attends a full day of classes.
6. Each individual school has the authority to set more restrictive citizenship standards and shall have the authority and responsibility to judge its students under those standards.
7. Each school shall diligently and completely investigate any issue that could affect student eligibility.
c. Student Responsibility: Each student is responsible to notify the school of any and all situations that would affect his/her eligibility under the above standards. If a student does not notify the school of the situation prior to the school’s discovery, then the student shall be ineligible for up to 365 days from the discovery, pending review by the Board of Directors.
Each individual school has the authority to set more restrictive citizenship standards and shall have the authority to judge its students under these standards.
Students must be in attendance on the day of participation in an event whether it be a practice, game, or performance. To be in attendance, a student must be in school 1/2 day with the exceptions of pre-approved doctor or dentist appointments, pre-approved funeral attendance, or other principal pre-approved absences. A student having an unexcused absence on a given day may not be eligible to participate in an interscholastic contest/event until he/she has attended a full day of classes (or has an excused absence from class) without an unexcused absence.
If a student is absent on Friday he/she will not participate on Saturday unless it was because of a pre-approved principal excused absence.
Athletes must be in school, on time, the day after participation in an activity. Failure to do so will result in the participant not participating in the next game/activity. Exceptions will be made if the parents notify the school before 8:20 a.m. that day, and also for circumstances beyond students control that the administrator will excuse for athletic participation.
An athlete who misses a practice will be excused only if he/she personally has informed the coach in advance of the missed practice. Absences that will normally be considered excusable include doctor appointments, funerals, and other conflicts discussed with the coach beforehand.
The penalty for unexcused misses from practice is discussed in the next section of this handbook.
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOL
Participation in MSHSSA activities/athletics is a PRIVILEGE granted to those students who show the ability to conduct themselves properly in school. Participation is not a student’s right. Students must therefore maintain a certain degree of good conduct in the classroom and at other school settings or activities. The privilege of participation must be taken away if a student is involved in behavioral problems.
If a student is assigned an Out of School Suspension:
First Offense - He/she on the first offense in an academic year will be ineligible to participate during the suspension. Any additional punishment will be dealt with by each coach during that season.
Second Offense - If the student receives a second Out of School Suspension in the same academic year, punishment will be dealt with by the coach after a meeting with the player and the administration.
Third Offense - A third Out of School Suspension will result in expulsion from the team.
Inappropriate behavior in school that results in 8th hours, or cases of unexcused absences from practice will be dealt with and considered as being equal offenses. 8th hours will be handled by the coaches, sport by sport. Coaches will have athletes sign a rules sheet at the beginning of each sport season.
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AT AN EVENT
Activities/Athletics is the most visible part of our school system. Rarely, is the public given an opportunity to see the other functions of our school as often as they see our activities/athletic programs. Our classroom instruction has far less exposure.
However, the behavior of all our participating students is very important. These students represent not only themselves, but also their classmates, school, and community. We must therefore stress proper behavior and the consequences for improper behavior in all our MSHSSA sponsored programs (athletic, band, music, forensics, academic bowl, cheerleading, dance). These rules have been written to encourage our students to represent our community in a positive manner at all times.
The succession of penalties in this section of the handbook will start over with the beginning of each sport season.
A basketball player that receives a technical for unsportsmanlike conduct that is determined to be caused by an uncontrolled anger or frustration (such as cursing; slamming a ball to the field or court; throwing equipment, verbally threatening a spectator, play or official; and others) will result in the following:
First offense- Player will sit out the length of a complete contest. If a player gets a technical in the 3rd quarter, they would sit out the rest of that game and sit the next game up to that same point of play in the next contest.
Second offense- The player will exit the game at the time of the infraction and will miss the next contest. In addition to sitting out, the player and his/her parent(s) will sit down with the coach.
Third offense- The player will exit the game at the time of the infraction and will miss the next contest. In addition to sitting out, the player/student, coach, and administration will have a meeting to determine the consequences.
Fighting in any form will not be tolerated. Fighting includes pushing, wrestling, striking, or any other aggravated, physical act toward another person. If attacked by another, we expect or students to protect themselves and then back away from the incident. Striking a person, no matter who begins the incident, will not be considered self-defense. If a student is involved in any such incident and acts in some manner other than simply protecting himself/herself, he/she will be considered to have been fighting. If a student fights he/she will be removed from the remainder of the current game and according to MSHSAA policy, the athlete will not be permitted to participate in the next contest at that level of competition.
An athlete that has received the punishment of missing a game will be not be allowed to dress out, travel with the team, or sit on the bench or other team area for that game. For the purpose of these rules, a game is defined as the length of competition normally played on one date a game in track would mean one entire meet and a game in volleyball would mean one entire match and a game in forensics would mean one entire tournament. A two-day event, such as the state track meet will be considered as one game.
The use of any drug limits a student’s ability to perform up to his/her potential. If a sponsor/coach, school administrator, or teacher has information that a student is guilty of use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, the student will be disciplined. The student will not receive a letter in that activity/sport even if he/she had the requirements up to that point.
1. The student is not allowed to participate in extra-curricular/co-curricular activities for a period of 15 school days. If the violation should occur at the conclusion of one sport season, it shall commence, or carry over until the 15-day requirement has been met. If such violation occurs at the end of the school year, the 15-day suspension requirement will carry over to the next school year.
2. While under suspension, the student will practice and will view the contest from the bench or sideline. The athlete may not dress for the activity.
1. A second offense will result in a 30-day suspension. If the violation should occur at the conclusion of one sport season, it shall commence, or carry over until the 30-day requirement has been met. If the violation occurs at the end of the school year, the 30-day suspension requirement will carry over to the next year.
2. While under suspension, the student will practice, and will view the contest from the bench or sideline. The athlete may not dress for the activity.
A student that commits a third drug offense will be ineligible to participate in any other interscholastic activities for the remainder of his/her high school years.
The above policy is considered to be cumulative in nature from one year to the next.
Any violation committed by a student-athlete must be confirmed by either the sponsor/coach, school administrator, or law enforcement authority.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
1. The student is not allowed to participate in extra-curricular/co-curricular activities for a period of 30 school days. If the violation should occur at the conclusion of one sport season, it shall commence, or carry over until the 30-day requirement has been met. If such violation occurs at the end of the school year, the 30-day suspension requirement will carry over to the next school year.
2. While under suspension, the student will practice and will view the contest from the bench or sideline. The athlete may not dress for the activity.
1. A second offense will result in a 90-day suspension. If the violation should occur at the conclusion of one sport season, it shall commence, or carry over until the 90-day requirement has been met. If the violation occurs at the end of the school year, the 90-day suspension requirement will carry over to the next year.
2. Third Offense
3. A student that commits a third drug offense will be ineligible to participate in any other interscholastic activities for the remainder of his/her high school years.
4. The above policy is considered to be cumulative in nature from one year to the next.
Any violation committed by a student-athlete must be confirmed by either the sponsor/coach, school administrator, or law enforcement authority.
It is important that athletes inform a coach of any injuries sustained during a practice or game. In most cases, the coaches will be aware of athletes that are hurt, but situations can happen where the coach might not have noticed an injured athlete. Coaches must be informed of any such cases so that the proper actions are taken.
Individual sponsors/coaches may establish dress codes for their participants for game days and penalties for those not following the codes.
Coaches suggest student-athlete ride the team bus to and from the game or meet with the team. Exceptions may be made for the student to ride with a coach or school administrator in emergency situations (doctor’s appointments, funerals, and others).
Participants will generally be expected to ride the school bus back to their home community or to East Buchanan High School following contests. Exceptions will be made only when the participant’s parent or legal guardian signs the bus activity list that the coach will have at the contest. All other circumstances must be cleared through the high school office prior to the game. The bus activity list will be turned into the high school office the following day.
DEBTS DUE TO LOSS OF EQUIPMENT
Expensive equipment and uniforms are checked out to the athletes for their use in our programs. The athletes and their parents are responsible for the proper care and washing procedures of these items. Items that are lost, stolen, damaged through improper use, and excessively faded or discolored by improper washing procedures, will be paid for by the athlete or his/her parents. These measures are necessary to enable the athletic program to continue to outfit and provide the safest equipment affordable.
If an athlete and his/her parents owe money to the athletic account because of unreturned or damaged equipment, he/she will not be allowed to participate in a game of another sport. The athlete will be allowed to practice the next sport, thus giving him/her an appropriate amount of time to pay the fines.
Individual sponsors/coaches may establish lettering policies for the participants in their sports/activities/programs.
Individual sponsors/coaches may establish training rules for their team members and penalties for those not following the rules. These training rules will be given to the participants when the pre-season practices begin.
Prior to each year of interscholastic activity/athletic participation, a student shall furnish a statement, signed by the student’s parents or guardians, which grants permission for the student to participate in interscholastic activities/athletics.
PHYSICAL EXAMS AND INSURANCE
MSHSAA By-Law 309.0
1. The school shall require of each student participating in athletics a physician’s certificate stating that he or she is physically able to participate in athletic contests at his or her school. The medical certificate is valid for one calendar year.
2. A student shall not be permitted to practice or compete for a school until he/she has verification that he/she has basic athletic insurance coverage.
On the MSHSAA provided physical, the student shall provide all of the needed information to the coach/sponsor. The coach/sponsor must review the physical card to assure that all necessary information is provided. All physicals must be kept in the office and the coach/sponsor will keep a copy with him/her for all contests.
MSHSAA By-Law 310.0
Each squad must have 14 days practice on 14 different days and each individual must have participated on 14 school practices on 14 different days prior to the first interscholastic contest in which a student participates. Fall softball is an exception and must have a minimum of 10 days practice and each individual must have participated in 10 school practices on 10 different days prior to the first interscholastic contest.
This requirement shall be waived of a student who has been a member of another school sports squad immediately preceding and has had the 14 days conditioning.
SEMESTERS OF PARTICIPATION
A student shall not participate for more than four seasons while in grades 9 - 12 in any interscholastic activity, and these shall be during the student’s first eight semesters of attendance in high school beginning with his or her entrance in the ninth grade, and the eighth semester shall follow immediately the seventh semester. Any part of a contest or interscholastic event in which a student competes shall count as a season of participation in that activity.
A student is eligible for only two semesters in each the seventh and eighth grade beginning with the first semester of entrance in each grade. A student who is repeating a grade is not eligible.
AMATEUR AND AWARD STANDARDS
Any student who represents a school in an interscholastic sport shall be an amateur.
MSHSAA By-Law 231.1 Amateur Status
An athlete forfeits amateur status in a sport by :
1. Competing for or accepting money or other monetary compensation; receiving any award or prize of monetary value; capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money, a gift of monetary value, or merchandise, or signing a professional playing contract in that sport.
2. Accepting a nominal, standard fee or salary for instructing, supervising or officiating in an organized sports program or recreation or playground activities shall not jeopardize amateur standards.
MSHSAA By-Law 231.2 Awards
A student may accept an award for participation in an athletic contest, or for athletic honors or recognition of athletic achievements in the interscholastic program. Awards presented to students shall meet the following criteria:
1. Only symbolic awards of no intrinsic value may be accepted by a student-athlete as a result of participation in school or nonschool competition in a sport. A student may receive the following without violating this standard: unattached school letters or emblems, medals, ribbons, plaques, trophies, etc.
2. A student shall not have accepted or competed for the following types of awards: services, cash, gift certificates.
3. A student may receive a merchandise award that shall not exceed $100.00 in manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
This standard shall not prevent a student from signing an agreement which binds him or her to play only for a particular team or an athletic letter-of-intent with a university or college.
A student shall not have reached the age of 19 prior to July 1 preceding the opening of school. If a student reaches the age of 19 on or following July 1, the student may be considered eligible for that year.
You may compete in organized non-school sponsored athletic competition under the following conditions:
MSHSAA By-Law 242.1
College try-out, audition, or evaluation event defined as: A college try-out, audition, or evaluation event is an event which is conducted by a collegiate institution(s), on behalf of the collegiate institution(s) or by an independent organizer in which one or more students participate in physical activity for the purpose of revealing, demonstrating or displaying the student’s abilities.
MSHSAA By-Law 242.2
A student may participate in a college try-out, audition, or evaluation event, as defined above, outside of the school sport season of the sport concerned under the following conditions:
1. The student shall not participate in such a “try-out” during a season in which he/she is competing in a different school sport, without prior approval from the coach and administrator.
2. No school time is missed to travel to or participate in the college try-out, audition or evaluation event, unless the absence is approved in advanced by the school administration.
3. The student may not miss a MSHSAA sponsored postseason athletic event to participate in or travel to and from such a “try-out” as defined above.
SPORTS CAMPS OR CLINICS
You may participate in a specialized camp, clinic, or other similar program involving coaching and instruction in a sport provided the following criteria are met:
1. The student or their parents shall provide the camp fee.
2. You may not attend a summer sports camp for longer than two calendar weeks in one year where you receive instruction or coaching from a member of the school coaching staff.
3. No summer specialized camp involving a fall sport season shall be attended after July 31.
TRANSFER OF ENROLLMENT STANDARDS
The following standards are for the purpose of assuring fairness to all students.
Students who transfer for reasons other than promotion are ineligible for 365 days unless their cases meet the standards under the following exceptions.
If there is a corresponding change of residence of parents or guardian from the district where a student has been in attendance to the new district, the student will be eligible. A transfer of residence during the school year for the primary purpose of making a student eligible shall not be accepted. Guardianship shall be recognized under this standard only if neither parent is living, or legally competent. A guardian appointed for the primary purpose of making an athlete eligible shall not meet this standard. A change of residence under this rule shall consist of the moving of all household properties to the new address and the parents and student actually living there: a second family residence shall not meet the requirements of this standard.
The Board of Control of the MSHSAA may grant a student eligibility who does not meet the Transfer Standards when the student has to transfer because of unforeseen, unavoidable, or unusual circumstances ( including, but not limited to, broken home conditions, death of parents or guardian, and abandonment), provided the transfer was not for athletic reasons and there was no undue influence.
A student must be eligible in all respects at the school from which he or she is transferring to be eligible at the school to which he or she is transferring.
Even though a student transfers schools under circumstances which do not meet the terms of the Transfer of Enrollment Standards, he or she may be granted eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics as here in after restricted if the student qualifies under the following terms and conditions: A student whose name has been included on a school eligibility roster at any level for a given sport during the 12 calendar months preceding the date of such transfer can be eligible only for sub-varsity competition in that sport. A student may have unrestricted eligibility in all other sports in which he/she can be granted provided the athletic eligibility is approved by the principals of both the sending and receiving school and the Board of Control and further provided there is no athletic purpose involved in the transfer (approval must be granted on the special MSHSAA FORM provided).
LOCAL SCHOOL STANDARDS
Each individual school has the authority to set more restrictive citizenship standards and shall have the authority to judge its students under those standards.
Any member school shall have the authority to set any additional eligibility requirements which are more restrictive that it deems advisable.
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