Santa Fe weighs unruly parent policy at school sports events

Monday, July 30, 2018 6:22 PM

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe School Board is weighing a policy that could result in student athletes being cut from a team if their parents continuously act out at sporting events.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports parents who act inappropriately three times at games and other events during a single school year could see their children pulled from teams if Santa Fe Board of Education President Steven Carrillo’s proposal is approved.

The school board plans to discuss the proposal at a meeting Tuesday evening.

The proposal follows the approval of a new statewide policy that calls for public schools to bear the responsibility for player, coaching staff and fan conduct. The New Mexico Athletics Association has the authority to penalize schools under the new policy.