NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 6145.1/6145.2
Northfield, New Jersey
The board believes that instilling habits of good sportsmanship should be one of the primary goals of athletic endeavors and that all district employees should model good behaviors in this area. Equally important is the good sportsmanship of student athletes, students, parents/guardians and spectators. Unsportsmanlike behavior may include, but is not limited to verbal abuse, rude gestures, taunts, obscenities, thrown objects, etc.
Violations shall be dealt with in the following manner:
1. First Offense – warning by the Principal or designee.
2. Second Offense – short term suspension from the athletic or intramural program – duration to be determined by the Principal or designee, but not to exceed ten school days.
3. Third Offense – long term suspension – up to one school year from the athletic or intramural program.
4. Fourth Offense – permanent expulsion from participation in the athletic or intramural program by the Principal or designee.
B. The determination of the Principal or designee may be appealed to the Superintendent who shall make a determination within ten working days.
C. A determination by the Superintendent resulting in a long term suspension or expulsion from the athletic or intramural program may be appealed to the Board which may hold a hearing on the matter and render a determination of the matter within thirty calendar days.
Adopted: April 2017