Student Athletic Codes: Laws for K-12 in 2022–23

Education law expert Rick Verstegen will explain the essential aspects of developing an athletic code, including addressing academic standards, drug and alcohol use, and other expectations. You will learn how to avoid legal and political pitfalls surrounding the enforcement of code violations.

What You'll Learn

  • How can you develop a broad student athletic code?
  • What current legal issues should you consider and address?
  • What expectations inside and outside the classroom should you set?
  • What elements of accountability and penalties are appropriate?
  • How should you investigate alleged violations?
  • How can you avoid favoritism and discrimination?
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Training Overview

Have you updated your student athletic code for 2022–23? Explore the legal issues for development and enforcement.

For the upcoming 2022–23 school year, interscholastic athletics will remain an important part of the school experience for many students. You need to set clear expectations and responsibilities for participation by creating or updating your student athletic code to reflect the current laws.

School officials must develop and enforce athletic codes properly to ensure equity and avoid lawsuits.

  • How can you develop a broad student athletic code?
  • What current legal issues should you consider and address?
  • What expectations inside and outside the classroom should you set?
  • What elements of accountability and penalties are appropriate?
  • How should you investigate alleged violations?
  • How can you avoid favoritism and discrimination?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Student services directors
  • Athletic directors
  • Athletic coaches
  • Other school administrators
  • Counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Superintendents
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen
  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School