The Durango School District 9-R views Student Athletics and Activities as an extension of the classroom and an integral part of a student’s overall educational experience. Students selected for the privilege of membership in athletics and activities represent their school, and their behavior is expected to reflect positively on their school and community. During the 2015-16 school year, our Athletic & Activities Code of Conduct (AACC) was updated to promote the education and development of the whole student, ensuring that students have the opportunity to learn from mistakes, and to encourage students to practice those character traits that have been shown to contribute to success later in life.
Some key features of the new AACC are:
Restorative Justice- Students who violate the code of coduct have opportunities to restore eligibility by completing specific interventions recommended by the school based on an individual assessment. Some of these interventions may include, but are not limited to, restorative justice activities, research projects related to the infringement, sharing findings with the team or activity, community service, and individual or group counseling. The specific interventions chosen by and agreed to by the student, parents, school counselor, drug/alcohol counselor, and administration will be tailored to the student’s specific needs and the level of violation.