Saturday, November 13, 2010

Students feel conduct codes fail to deter illegal behavior

Inkling News (Staples, CT) November 12, 2010

"The Athletic Code of Conduct is the oldest of the Codes in place at Staples; according to Physical Education teacher and boys’ track coach Laddie Lawrence, the original version was drafted in 1980 in compliance with a new requirement of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Despite this fact, most of the non-athletic Codes were late to follow suit and were implemented five years ago or less. Since the late 90’s, Athletic Director Marty Lisevick has seen the Code develop and evolve.
'When I came here 11 years ago, and [an athlete] violated the Code on a first offense, he or she was usually kicked off the team and attorneys often got involved. It was a real mess. However, two years after that, the coaches, assistant principals and I met to discuss the Code’s flaws. Thus, it’s currently much more ‘forgiving’ than it was before,' Lisevick said." Read More

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