No student shall enter any athletic contest as a representative of a school in the district unless such contest is acceptable to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and approved by the board.  The superintendent and building principals shall develop guidelines for non-MHSAA-sponsored contests.

Students shall be advised by the appropriate sponsor that accepting cash or merchandise for participation in an activity may jeopardize the student’s amateur standing and eligibility in that identical activity before the MHSAA.

Each faculty bears the responsibility for monitoring his/her student activity sponsorship and must make his/her students aware of those activities which put them in violation of this policy and MHSAA regulations.

Adopted:   7/1/93