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Scholarship Rule Changes (July 2013 School Leader Update)


With the assistance of the executive directors of the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, we have drafted updated guidance on the scholarship rule.

Guidance on "Scholarship Rule," 36.15(2) - June 2013

Of particular note is the following change in the guidance:

The school shall have up to three school days after the end of the grading period to notify the athletic administrator of the final grade for an eligible grading period. If at the end of the third school day the athletic administrator has received no notifications, then it is the responsibility of the athletic administrator to find out what the grades are.  In any case, the period of ineligibility starts no later than the fourth school day after the grading period. The administration has the responsibility to immediately notify the athletic administrator of a failing grade. Local school districts should, to the maximum extent possible, start the period of ineligibility on the same day for all of its students.

This guidance is also available on the websites of those organizations, and The last page of the document is the updated list of first allowable date of competition in each sport for the 2013-2014 school year.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 22, 2017 at 8:01am.