4330: Spectator Conduct and Sportsmanship for Athletic and Co-Curricular Events

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Board Policy 4330: Spectator Conduct and Sportsmanship for Athletic and Co-Curricular Events


Original Adopted Date: 08/07/2012 | Last Revised Date:  3-12-24            | Last Reviewed Date:



Any person, including an adult, who behaves in an unsportsmanlike manner during an athletic or co-curricular event may be ejected from the event the person is attending and/or denied admission to school events for up to a year. The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to deny future admission to any person for up to one year by delivering or mailing a notice informing them of this denial of admission.

Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but most certainly are not limited to:

  1. Using vulgar or obscene language or gestures;
  2. Possessing or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal substance;
  3. Possessing a weapon;
  4. Fighting or otherwise striking or threatening another person;
  5. Failing to obey the instructions of a security officer or School District employee; and
  6. Engaging in any activity which is illegal or disruptive of the educational process.


Legal References


IC § 18-6409

Disturbing the Peace

IC § 18-916

Abuse of School Teachers

IC § 33-1222

Freedom from Abuse

IC § 33-205

Denial of School Attendance

IC § 33-512

District Trustees – Governance of Schools


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