It is the policy of the Mountain Brook Board of Education that the behavior of spectators and participants at athletic contests should reflect the ideals of good sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

    The Board believes that athletic competition should provide opportunities for students to develop discipline, self esteem, and strength of character and that these qualities must be fostered in a supportive atmosphere where adults serve as appropriate role models.

    Any spectator or participant who displays a disregard for the principles of sportsmanship, and good character may be ejected from the premises and/or barred from future athletic contests.  Such disregard may include fighting, or the use of profane, abusive, or inflammatory language.

    The principal or his or her designee shall have the authority to eject any individual from the premises of an athletic contest if his or her behavior violates the principles set forth in this policy.

    The decision to bar any individual from future athletic contests shall be made by a Hearing Committee comprised of the school Principal, the system Athletic Director, and the Superintendent.  In the event that a complaint is lodged against any individual, the Principal will determine whether that complaint warrants a hearing by the Committee.  If the Committee is convened, it shall hear appropriate witnesses and provide opportunity for due process before a decision is reached.




    Adopted:          November 9, 1992