Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

1520.08 - EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The School Board may find it necessary to employ members of the administration as coaches or activity sponsors.

The Board authorizes the Superintendent to recommend candidates for employment by the Board.

The Board requires that:

 

A.

Prior to coaching football to students who are less than twenty (20) years of age, all head and assistant football coaches shall complete a certified coaching education course approved by the Indiana Department of Education not less than once during a two (2) year period that:

     
 

1.

is sport specific;

     
 

2.

contains player safety content, including content on:

     
 

a.

concussion awareness;

     
 

b.

equipment fitting;

     
 

c.

head emergency preparedness; and

     
 

d.

proper technique;

     
 

3.

requires a coach to complete a test demonstrating comprehension of the content of the course; and

     
 

4.

awards a certificate of completion to a coach who successfully completes the course.

     
 

If the coach receives notice from the School Corporation that new information has been added to the course before the end of the two (2)-year period, the coach must complete instruction and successfully complete a test concerning the new information.

     
 

B.

After June 30, 2017, prior to coaching students in grades 5 - 12, all head and assistant coaches of interscholastic sports other than football, including cheerleading, shall complete a certified coaching education course approved by the Indiana Department of Education at least once during a two (2) year period that:

     
 

1.

contains player safety content on concussion awareness;

     
 

2.

requires a coach to complete a test demonstrating comprehension of the content of the course; and

     
 

3.

awards a certificate of completion to a coach who successfully completes the course.

     
 

If the coach receives notice from the Corporation that new information has been added to the course before the end of the two (2)-year period, the coach must complete instruction and successfully complete a test concerning the new information.

     
 

C.

A head or assistant coach of an intramural sport other than football who is coaching students in grades 5 - 12 may elect to complete the above-referenced certified coaching education course. If compliance with I.C. 20-34-7 is required by the coaching certification requirements for the intramural sport that the head or assistant coach is coaching, the coach shall complete the above-referenced certified coaching education course.

The Superintendent shall require that each person employed as a coach or athletic activity sponsor is qualified, has cleared a background check required by State law and Policy 1521 or Policy 8120, and has received the training required by State law and this policy.

I.C. 20-34-7
I.C. 20-34-8

Adopted 4/12/17

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