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13a.06.04.00.htm 13A.06.04.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 06 SUPPORTING PROGRAMS Chapter 04 Corollary Athletic Programs Authority: Education Article, §7-4B-01―7-4B-06, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.06.04.01.htm 13A.06.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to define the requirements for a Corollary Athletic Program in the local school systems to provide athletic opportunities so that every student in public schools may have an equal opportunity to access the benefits of education-based athletic programs.
13a.06.04.02.htm 13A.06.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Corollary Athletic Program" means a program that is not governed by the requirements of COMAR 13A.06.03 and COMAR 13A.04.13 and that is specifically designed to combine groups of students with and without disabilities together in physical activity.2) "Department" means the Maryland State Department of Education..
13a.06.04.03.htm 13A.06.04.03. 03 Access to School Athletic Programs.. Each local school system shall:. A. Develop a plan, policies and procedures to promote and protect the inclusion of students with disabilities in school athletic programs;B. Provide students with disabilities equivalent opportunities for participation in either the Interscholastic Athletic Program or the Corollary Athletic Program; andC. Maintain evidence indicating that the interests and abilities of students with disabilities have
13a.06.04.04.htm 13A.06.04.04. 04 Corollary Athletic Programs.. A. Corollary Athletic Programs shall provide for the diversity of abilities and interests of students with disabilities.B. The local school system shall offer a Corollary Athletic Program in each of the fall, winter and spring seasons. The dates of the fall, winter and spring seasons do not need to match the dates prescribed in COMAR 13A.06.03. The sport season for the Corollary Athletic Program shall be limited to a maximum of 12 consecutive weeks.
13a.06.04.05.htm 13A.06.04.05. 05 Eligibility for Corollary Athletic Programs.. A. Students in grades K-8 who participate in the Corollary Athletic Program shall:. 1) Be officially registered and attending a Maryland Public School; and. 2) Present to their school principal, or the principal's designee, a form from a parent or guardian giving permission for participation.B. Secondary school students in grades 9-12 who participate in the Corollary Athletic Program:.
13a.06.04.06.htm 13A.06.04.06. 06 Complaints and Appeal Process.. A. Parents, guardians and legal representatives of students with disabilities may file a written complaint with the local superintendent regarding an alleged violation of this chapter.B. The written complaint shall:. 1) State the alleged violation;. 2) Contain a brief statement of facts necessary to understand the complaint;. 3) Contain a brief statement of relief sought; and.
13a.06.04.07.htm 13A.06.04.07. 07 Corrective Actions.. In response to systemic complaints filed alleging on-going violations of this chapter or at its discretion, the Department may initiate a fact-finding process and may impose corrective action on a school system.
13a.06.04.08.htm 13A.06.04.08. 08 Annual Reports.. A. First Annual Report. Local school systems shall submit the first Annual Report on May 15, 2010. It shall:1) State the total number of students who participated in the Interscholastic Athletic Program and the Corollary Athletic Program along with the total number of students with disabilities as defined in Regulation .02B of this chapter who participated in the Interscholastic Athletic Program and the Corollary Athletic Program; and2) Provide a copy of the
13a.06.04.9999.htm 13A.06.04.9999. Administrative History. Effective date: April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618).
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