The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint coaches, sponsors and directors of USD 253 with major activity policies and procedures. This handbook will be a ready reference for information about administrative rules and regulations related to athletics. Furthermore, it provides a framework within the Athletic Office for consistency and efficiency. The handbook is not meant to cover every set of circumstances but to be a broad outline for all to follow. Students must abide by all other rules outlined in the adopted student handbooks for either Emporia Middle School or Emporia High School. (Refer to BOE Policy IDFA)
The handbook will be updated annually. Interpretation of the handbook will be the responsibility of the athletic director and principal. The handbook should be returned to the athletic director at the end of each school year. Each coach is accountable for the contents of the handbook. The word coach will be used in reference to all persons who work with USD 253 students in the areas sanctioned by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.