The School Committee believes that students will benefit from the experiences in self-discipline and team effort made possible through participation in inter-school sports.
Participation in interscholastic athletics will be subject to approval by the school committee and will be in accordance with regulations and recommendations of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
District athletic program(s) are subject to available funds. At the high school level, interscholastic athletic competition will include a variety of sports. Students will be allowed to participate in individual sports on the basis of their abilities and desire. Additionally, intramural athletic activities will be offered as an outgrowth of class instruction in physical education.
The School Committee is aware that team participation in athletic contests by members of the student body requires that "away games" be scheduled. It also recognizes that there is a need to regulate certain aspects of student participation in such contests. Therefore, the Superintendent will establish regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff members who participate in these activities.
Georgetown Middle/High School is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the organization that determines the rules and regulations governing athletics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MIAA student eligibility requirements for participation in high school athletics are quite involved. The MIAA regulations have been condensed considerably in an attempt to highlight the most important rules and regulations. If you have any questions, or need further clarification please contact the Athletic Director or the GMHS Student Handbook for detailed guidelines.
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L. 71:47; 71:54A
603 CMR 26.06
Adopted on: April 10, 2008