It is the policy of the Board to provide high school students with interscholastic athletic competition in a variety of sports. Students shall be allowed to participate in individual sports on the basis of their athletic ability, physical condition, desire and academic standing. Qualified personnel shall be provided for coaching and supervising individual sports.

Interscholastic programs shall meet the following conditions:

Participation in interscholastic athletics is limited to high school students.

Those staff members having direct responsibility for the conduct of the athletic programs of the schools are required to conform in all ways to the policies established by the Board and the administration, including but not limited to such matters as schedules, financial expenditures, relationships with other schools, and health and safety regulations.

The Meriden Public Schools is a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and in all athletic matters will adhere firmly to the rules and regulations of that body and to the philosophy of sports which CIAC encourages. The eligibility of students to participate in the athletic program is determined in accordance with CIAC regulations.

The district’s participation in interscholastic athletics shall be subject to approval by the Board.

Insurance against accident or injury shall be provided by the district for students engaging in interscholastic athletics.


Approved April 28, 1981

Amended:  December 6, 2016


Previous Policy Number: HF3.6


Approved 12/6/2016
Previous Policy Number: HF3.6