The Dayton Board of Education voted 4-3 to temporarily revise the Interscholastic Extracurricular Eligibility Policy, which was introduced by Board Member Dr. Chrisondra Goodwine, at Tuesday’s meeting. This policy change will allow students with a GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 to participate in athletics as long as they are enrolled in the district’s Athletic Academic Intervention Program, which will now be more robust.
This temporary policy will be in effect for the 2022-2023 school year and will be evaluated for effectiveness after that point.
Under the previous policy, students could not compete without a 2.0 GPA. Students also had to take part in the Athletic Academic Intervention Program if their GPA was between 1.5-1.99 on a 4.0 scale in order to participate in practices.
The new policy states:
- Students who meet OHSAA requirements and have a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible.
- Students who meet OHSAA requirements and have a GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 are eligible but must be enrolled in the Athletic Academic Intervention Program.
- Students who meet OHSAA requirements and have a GPA below 0.99 may participate in practices but are ineligible to compete and must be enrolled in the Athletic Academic Intervention Program.
- Students who do not meet OHSAA requirements are ineligible to practice or compete. However, they can be enrolled in the Athletic Academic Intervention Program with administrative approval.
The Athletic Department will be responsible for monitoring student progress throughout each grading period, which includes weekly grade checks, and coordinating with site coordinators, counselors and building administrators if there are any issues with a student.
Under the new Athletic Academic Intervention Program, students with a GPA below 2.0 must attend one study table session per day, Monday-Thursday. Sessions will be offered one hour before the start of school and one hour after the school day.
Read the full policy here.
Share this Post