NCSD Information Update - May 3rd, 2022

Natrona County School District values and encourages student participation in co-curricular activities. However, participation in athletics and co-curricular activities is a privilege. Students who choose to participate in the Natrona County School District athletics, co-curricular clubs, or co-curricular activity programs do so with the understanding that they must follow all NCSD policies, regulations, and guidelines. In addition, student participants and their parents/guardians sign the NCSD Athletic & Activities Code of Conduct which outlines expectations of behavior and consequences for code of conduct violations for student-athletes, specific to the scope of their sport/activity.

At the request of trustees and the Superintendent, a review of NCSD’s Athletics & Activities Code of Conduct will be conducted by staff to ensure it meets the expectations of the district and community. Staff will draw upon different stakeholder groups to seek input (students, staff, parents, and community partners). This work will be led by Terry Hooker, District Athletics and Activities Director, and will be completed prior to the fall athletic and activities season. 

NCSD Administrative Regulation 5371 - Student Conduct & Discipline - Athletics & Activities Code of Conduct has been revised, edited, and updated several times over the last two decades for clarity, fairness, consistency, and improvement. Participation in the establishment and subsequent reviews of the Athletic & Activities Code of Conduct has included coaches, administrators, athletic directors, community members, and parents. 

NCSD Administrative Regulation 5371 - Student Conduct & Discipline - Athletics & Activities Code of Conduct establishes behavior expectations and consequences for student participants.

While the entirety of the administrative regulation will be reviewed for areas of improvement, NCSD will specifically consider the following items for potential inclusion or exclusion (with rationale): 


  • differentiation of consequences for misdemeanors and/or felony convictions;
  • review of consequences for code violations by category;
  • the review of self-reporting requirements, including timing, the information provided, and any potential school or additional student impact; 
  • clarification of when a consequence is applied for a code violation; 
  • communication to students and parents and the timing of the infraction resulting in perceived differentiation of consequences (beginning of the season as compared to the day before a culminating event);
  • code of conduct enforcement process relating to roles and responsibilities of principals, athletic directors, coaches, and district administration; 
  • and identification of when a legal review is necessary.

More information will be shared with students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members as available.