Obion County Board of Education
June 6, 2011

Agenda Item: VII.G.

Consider/Approve Athletic Practice During the School Day

Background Information :

State Board Rules and Regulations §0520-1-2-.08 provide “all athletic practice within the regular hours of any school day must be approved on an annual basis by the local board of education; such action must be reflected in the minutes of the local board of education. All approved athletic practice during the regular hours of any school day shall conform to the same rules, regulations, and seasons as corresponding athletic practice outside the school day.”

Staff Recommendation:

For the 2011 – 2012 school year, I recommend that the Board approve allowing athletic practice during the school day. However, only basketball and football practice during the school day.  With the adoption of the Tennessee Diploma Project curriculum, it is no longer possible to schedule all sports a practice block of time during the school day and still be able to teach the standard curriculum. All other sports will practice after regular school hours.