Athletic Coaches Handbook
The purpose of this policy is to define and clarify the Athletic Policies and Procedures of the Oxnard Union High School District. The Oxnard Union High School District Board of Trustees believes that participation in interscholastic athletics provides the opportunity for developing lifetime skills, which will help students become well-rounded individuals. Our goal is to help student athletes develop their physical abilities, also aid in their intellectual, academic and disciplinary growth. We consider it a privilege to be a student-athlete in Oxnard Union High School District and expect our student athletes to be excellent representatives of our community.
Nondiscrimination and Equivalent Opportunities in the Athletic Program
The district's athletic program shall be free from discrimination and discriminatory practices prohibited by state and federal law, including, but not limited to, the use of any racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that equivalent athletic opportunities are
provided for males and females, and that students are permitted to participate in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity. (BP 5145.2)
The welfare of all students will be the guiding principle of the Athletic Program. The program, in conjunction with the CIF Six Pillars of character helps to build positive school climate and promote physical and social emotional well being of participating students. Athletic participation is a privilege to all students who voluntarily accepts the rules and regulations outlined and as such is not required by the District. Enforcement of the athletic code is the responsibility of the school, coaches, parents and athletes on a year-round basis. All athletic activities in the Oxnard Union High School District shall be closely coordinated with the general instructional program and with the other departments of the School District.
In addition the Governing Board believes that all students have the right to be educated in a positive learning environment free from disruptions. Students shall be expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program while on school grounds, while going to or coming from school, while at school activities, and while on district transportation. (BP 5131) (BP 3516) (614BP 5.2- Athletic Competition).