SANTA SUSANA ATHLETES MAY BE BARRED FROM TEAMS.Byline: Angie Valencia-Martinez Staff Writer
SIMI VALLEY Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. - Athletes at Santa Susana High School Santa Susana High School is the third high school located in Simi Valley. The school campus is a middle school that was converted. The school colors are: silver, black, white, and teal. The school mascot is the Troubador. They are a school of the arts. could be crying foul next school year over a change of policy preventing them from participating in sports.
Beginning next semester, athletes at the magnet school magnet school
A public school offering a specialized curriculum, often with high academic standards, to a student body representing a cross section of the community. for the arts and technology will no longer be able to join the rosters of teams from neighboring Royal and Simi Valley high schools, district officials said.
Santa Susana Santa Susana can refer to several places:
Existing or conducted between or among schools.
inter·scho·las athletic programs on campus, but students there were eligible to play for the district's other two high schools for the past 10 years.
``It was a nice perk for those kids there,'' said Don Gaudioso, the Simi Valley Unified School District's assistant superintendent Assistant Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), was a rank used by police forces in the British Empire. It was usually the lowest rank that could be held by a European officer, most of whom joined the police at this rank. of personnel services. ``The school was never intended to have its own athletic program.''
The district is in the process of appealing the decision, made by six of the eight schools in the California Interscholastic Federation The California Interscholastic Federation (abbreviated CIF) is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. It mirrors similar governing bodies in other states; however, it differs from others in that it covers most high schools in the state of (CIF (1) (Common Intermediate Format) A standard video format used in videoconferencing. CIF formats are defined by their resolution, and standards both above and below the original resolution have been established. The original CIF is also known as Full CIF (FCIF). ) Marmonte League. High schools in the league include those in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, as well as Simi Valley and Royal.
The decision affects between 12 and 15 high school athletes, officials said. Bill Waxman, director of secondary education, said they are asking for the agreement to exist one more year and only for current Santa Susana juniors so they can continue to play and finish their athletic careers without having to transfer.
``Why are they doing this?'' said school board member Carla Kurachi. ``You're saying to the kids, 'You go to Santa Susana High School, you won't have the opportunity to participate in sports.' Is this really something they needed to do?''
Gaudioso said the multicampus agreement was terminated when the majority of the schools in the league voted against continuing it.
New rules by the CIF, the governing body for high school sports in the state, determined that athletes from Santa Susana would have to be added to the enrollment of Simi Valley and Royal high schools. The population counts determine the placement of schools in a division, which means that come playoff time, those schools would enter a higher level of competition, Gaudioso added.
A representative with CIF referred all questions to the school district.
Waxman said the change in policy is not necessarily a loss for the school.
``Santa Susana High School is a school of choice,'' he said. ``They have been in that category as a school without athletics,'' and the number of students who participate in sports is few.
Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604