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NAC 386.652  Membership in Association: Nevada high school or affiliate school. (NRS 386.430)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 386.6546 and 386.6549, any public high school in this State may apply to the Board for membership in the Association. The application must be submitted:

     (a) On a form approved by the Association; and

     (b) Not later than July 1 of the year in which the school applies for membership in the Association.

     2.  The Board shall approve an application submitted pursuant to subsection 1 if:

     (a) The board of trustees or governing board of the school adopts the regulations of the Association as its code governing interscholastic activities;

     (b) The applicant pays the annual dues required pursuant to NAC 386.655; and

     (c) The applicant agrees to comply with the policies and regulations of the Association.

     3.  A high school that is located in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon or Utah may submit an application to the Board for admission as an affiliate school. The application must be submitted:

     (a) On a form approved by the Association; and

     (b) Not later than July 1 of the year in which the school applies for membership in the Association.

     4.  A high school that submits an application pursuant to subsection 3 may be admitted as an affiliate school if:

     (a) The school is recommended for membership in the Association by:

          (1) A member school; and

          (2) The committee appointed by the Executive Director to inspect the facilities of the school;

     (b) The school submits to the Association specific information relating to the athletic programs of the school and any other information that may assist the Association in considering the application;

     (c) The school complies with the requirements of the Association for accreditation;

     (d) After considering the possible effect the addition of the school will have upon out-of-state school time, costs of transportation, costs of per diem allowances, duration of seasons and factors concerning the level of competition among schools, the school is approved for membership by at least two-thirds of the schools that are assigned to the class and league of which the school will be a member;

     (e) The school pays a nonrefundable fee of $850 for the application; and

     (f) The Board and the Legislative Commission approve the application.

     5.  The Executive Director shall, within 30 days after the Board and Legislative Commission approve or deny an application, notify the applicant in writing of the decision of the Board and Legislative Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R206-03, eff. 11-2-2004; A by R173-12, 2-26-2014; R128-13, 6-23-2014)

     NAC 386.653  Membership in Association: Private high school. (NRS 386.430386.450)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 386.6546 and 386.6549, any private high school in this State may apply for membership in the Association by submitting a written request to the Executive Director.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, upon receipt of a written request submitted pursuant to subsection 1, the Executive Director shall place the school on independent status for 2 years beginning on the date the written request is received. A school that is placed on independent status may, during the period in which the school is on independent status, schedule a game, contest or meet with a member or affiliate school for a season for a sanctioned sport. The school may not, during the period in which it is on independent status, participate in any game, contest or meet for a sanctioned sport that is conducted after the regular season for that sanctioned sport.

     3.  A school that is placed on independent status shall, if the class into which the school is placed conducts a meeting of the class not later than August 31 of the year after the school is placed on independent status, attend the meeting of the class and submit a request for membership in the Association at that meeting. As soon as practicable after the meeting, the members of the class shall evaluate:

     (a) The facilities of the school; and

     (b) The extent to which the school has complied with:

          (1) The schedule of the school for participating in games, contests or meets pursuant to this section; and

          (2) The regulations of the Association concerning participation by the school in a sanctioned sport.

     4.  As soon as practicable after conducting an evaluation of a school pursuant to subsection 3, the class shall submit to the Board a recommendation to approve or deny the written request of the school for membership in the Association.

     5.  If the Board approves a written request for membership in the Association pursuant to subsection 4, the Board shall, in accordance with NAC 386.667, place the school in a class and align it in a league for the school year after the Board approves the request.

     6.  On and after August 1, 2012:

     (a) Each school that submits a written request for membership in the Association pursuant to subsection 1 must have at least one athletic program for boys and at least one athletic program for girls during the fall season, winter season and spring season of each school year.

     (b) If the Board receives a written request for membership in the Association pursuant to subsection 1, the Board shall, based upon twice the number of pupils specified in the report of enrollment submitted for the school for the first month of the school year immediately preceding the school year in which the Board considers the written request, place the school in a class and align it in a league pursuant to NAC 386.667.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R206-03, eff. 11-2-2004; A by R207-08, 5-5-2011; R173-12, 2-26-2014; R128-13, 6-23-2014)

     NAC 386.654  Membership in Association: Provisional membership. (NRS 386.430)

     1.  The Board and the Legislative Commission may, by a majority vote, grant a provisional membership in the Association to a school that receives financial support from this State or any county in this State and only accepts pupils who are wards of a court. A school that is a provisional member of the Association:

     (a) Shall comply with the regulations of the Association; and

     (b) Upon approval by the Board, may participate in any league, regional or state tournament.

     2.  A pupil enrolled in a school that is a provisional member of the Association may, for 30 days after the school is granted provisional membership, participate in a sanctioned sport without complying with the provisions of NAC 386.776 to 386.832, inclusive, concerning academic eligibility. Upon the expiration of that period, the pupil must comply with those sections before participating in a sanctioned sport.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R206-03, eff. 11-2-2004)

     NAC 386.6543  Membership in Association: Application for associate membership. (NRS 386.430)

     1.  Any high school in this State may apply to the Board for associate membership in the Association. The application must be submitted:

     (a) On a form approved by the Association; and

     (b) Not later than:

          (1) July 1 of the year in which the school applies for associate membership, if the application is the initial application submitted by the school; or

          (2) November 1 of the year immediately preceding the year in which the school applies for associate membership, if the application is submitted by a current member school.

     2.  In addition to the provisions of subsection 1, an applicant for associate membership in the Association must submit, together with the application, a letter setting forth the reasons for submitting the application which is signed by:

     (a) If the applicant is a public school:

          (1) The principal of the school;

          (2) The superintendent of schools of the school district in which the school is located; and

          (3) The board of trustees of that school district; or

     (b) If the applicant is a private school:

          (1) The principal or other person in charge of the school;

          (2) The administrative head of the school; and

          (3) The governing body of the school.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R128-13, eff. 6-23-2014)

     NAC 386.6546  Membership in Association: Associate membership. (NRS 386.430)

     1.  The Board may approve an application submitted pursuant to NAC 386.6543 if:

     (a) The board of trustees or governing body of the school adopts the regulations of the Association as its code governing interscholastic activities;

     (b) The applicant pays the annual dues required pursuant to NAC 386.655;

     (c) The applicant agrees to comply with the policies and regulations of the Association; and

     (d) The Board determines that granting associate membership to the school will not compromise the competitive integrity of the league in which the school is aligned pursuant to NAC 386.667.

     2.  A high school that is granted associate membership in the Association pursuant to this section:

     (a) May participate on a restricted schedule approved by the Board in each sanctioned sport against any member school or affiliate school;

     (b) May not participate in any state championship for a sanctioned sport; and

     (c) May not apply for or hold any other type of membership in the Association until the next time the Board aligns the school in a league pursuant to NAC 386.667 after granting associate membership to the school.

     3.  If the Board grants associate membership to a high school pursuant to this section, the Board shall, at the time the Board aligns the school in a league pursuant to NAC 386.667, determine the number of games, contests or meets in which the school may participate for each sanctioned sport.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R128-13, eff. 6-23-2014)

     NAC 386.6549  Membership in Association: Limited membership. (NRS 386.430)

     1.  Any high school in this State may apply to the Board for limited membership in the Association. The application must be submitted:

     (a) On a form approved by the Association; and

     (b) Not later than July 1 of the year in which the school applies for that membership.

     2.  The Board may approve an application submitted pursuant to subsection 1 if:

     (a)  The board of trustees or governing board of the school adopts the regulations of the Association as its code governing interscholastic activities;

     (b) The applicant pays annual dues in the amount of $5,000; and

     (c) The applicant agrees to comply with the policies and regulations of the Association.

     3.  A high school that is granted limited membership in the Association pursuant to this section:

     (a) May participate on a restricted schedule in each sanctioned sport determined pursuant to subsection 4;

     (b) May not participate in a league, regional or state tournament for a sanctioned sport; and

     (c) May not include on its roster for any sanctioned sport a pupil who:

          (1) Is a resident of this State;

          (2) Has attended a high school for more than 4 years; or

          (3) Has received a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

     4.  For each high school that is granted limited membership in the Association pursuant to this section, the Board shall annually determine the number of games, contests or meets in which the school may participate for each season for each sanctioned sport.

     (Added to NAC by Nev. Interscholastic Activities Ass’n by R173-12, eff. 6-23-2014)