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High School Athletics Handbook


The Burke County Board of Education believes that students can benefit  from involvement in athletics and that as a school system we should provide  opportunities for students to be involved in positive, extra-curricular  activities. The Board recognizes that athletics is an important activity for  many students and decisions concerning athletics should be based on what  is in the best interest of participants. The Board also feels that participation  in athletics, as well as any other extra-curricular activity is a privilege and  not a right afforded students at their respective schools. The Burke County  Board of Education believes a unified athletic program is in the best interest  of students. The Board also believes that schools and coaches should be  permitted to make decisions that best meet the needs of each individual  student in accordance with the rules and regulations of the NCHSAA, the school and the Board. This policy is a guide for athletes and coaches to  demonstrate and communicate the importance of each athletic team and  each student on those teams.

To all student-athletes, spectators and parents.
We urge you to support Burke County High School Athletics by:

  • Attending sporting events.
  • Lending positive support to your teams and coaches.
  • Encouraging all players without regard to their role on the team.
  • Helping other spectators and parents to maintain an appropriate sportsmanlike attitude.
  • Showing respect for the authority of the game officials.