The Board of Trustees recognizes that the athletic program constitutes an integral component of
the educational program and helps to build a positive school climate. The athletic program also
promotes the physical, social and emotional well being of participating students, and provides
them with an opportunity to learn beneficial character development skills. The athletic program
shall be designed to meet students' interests and abilities and be varied in scope to attract wide
Nondiscrimination and Equivalent Opportunities in the Athletic Program
The District's athletic program shall be free from discrimination and discriminatory practices in
accordance with state and federal law. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that
equivalent opportunities are provided for both genders.
Any complaint regarding the District's athletic program shall be filed in accordance with BP/
AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.
The Board supports the ideals of good sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play, and expects
student athletes, coaches, spectators and others to demonstrate these principles during all athletic
In preparing for and participating in athletic competitions, students and staff shall abide by the
core principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, as
adopted by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in its publication "Pursuing Victory
Students and staff may be subject to disciplinary action for improper conduct.
California Interscholastic Federation
The Board maintains membership in CIF and requires that interscholastic athletic activities be
conducted in accordance with Board policy, administrative regulation and CIF rules. The
Superintendent or designee shall have responsibility for the district interscholastic athletic
program while the principal or designee at each participating school shall be responsible for the
site-level decisions as appropriate.
The Superintendent shall annually designate an employee from each high school to serve as a
representative to the local CIF league. Appointees shall represent the District in performing all
duties required by the CIF league. In making this selection, the Board shall consider the
employee's understanding of the District's goals for interscholastic and extracurricular activities,
knowledge of the athletic programs, awareness of the implications of league decisions for the
school and the District, and individual interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
Eligibility requirements for participation in the District's interscholastic athletic program are the
same as those set by the District for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities.
In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that students participating in CIF league athletics satisfy any additional CIF eligibility requirements.
Health and Safety
The Board desires to give student health and safety the highest consideration in planning and
conducting athletic activities. Universal precautions shall be observed when injuries occur.
Students shall have a medical clearance before participating in the interscholastic athletic
program. Care shall be taken to ensure that all athletic trainings and competitions are conducted
in a manner that will not overtax the physical capabilities of the participants. When appropriate,
protective equipment shall be used to prevent or minimize injuries.
The following steps are to be implemented in providing physicians at football games involving
Whittier Union High School District teams:
technician) at all junior varsity and freshman football games.
in the vicinity of all games should an emergency arise.
football game in case of an emergency.
Coaches and appropriate District employees shall take every possible precaution to ensure that
athletic equipment is kept in safe and serviceable condition.
All athletic teams shall be supervised by qualified coaches to ensure that student athletes receive
appropriate instruction and guidance related to safety, health, training and preparation for
competition. Athletic events shall be officiated by qualified personnel.
200-261 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex
17580-17581 Football equipment
33353-33353.5 California Interscholastic Federation; implementation of policies,
33354 CDE authority over interscholastic athletics
35160.5 District policies; rules and regulations
35161 Powers and duties generally
35179 Interscholastic athletics
48930-48938 Student organizations
49020-49023 Athletic programs; legislative intent, equal opportunity, apportionment,
prohibited sex discrimination
60850-60856 High School Exit Examination
Nondiscrimination And Equivalent Opportunities In The Athletic Program
No person shall on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race,
ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, be denied equivalent opportunity in, or otherwise be
discriminated against in interscholastic, intramural or club athletics. (5 CCR 4920)
The Superintendent or designee may provide single-sex teams where selection for the teams is
based on competitive skills. (5 CCR 4921)
When a school provides only one team in a particular sport for members of one sex, but provides
no team in the same sport for members of the other sex, and athletic opportunities in the total
program for that sex have been previously limited, members of the excluded sex shall be allowed
to try out for the team. (5 CCR 4921)
When determining whether equivalent opportunities are available to both sexes in athletic
programs, the Superintendent or designee shall consider, among other factors: (5 CCR 4922)
In order to help ensure that the District's athletic program effectively accommodates the interests
and abilities of both sexes in athletics within the meaning of 5 CCR 4922, the District shall use
the following criteria: (Education Code Section 230)
are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments
athletes, whether the District can show a history and continuing practice of program
expansion that is demonstrably responsive to the developing interest and abilities of the
members of that sex
the District cannot show a history and continuing practice of program expansion as
required in item No. 2 above, whether the District can demonstrate that the interest and
abilities of the members of that sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the