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Rules for athletic events

From the Desk of  Dr. Melvin J. Brown, Superintendent of MPS

Aug. 23, 2022




Welcome back to school! We are excited to have students back on campuses, and it is also exciting to have the fall athletics season underway. Sporting events can and should be opportunities for fun and fellowship in a family-friendly environment. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to ensure that these events are safe for everyone attending. That is why we are setting forth some guidelines. 


Effective immediately:


  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 18 or older for the entire game.

  • The parent or guardian must have photo identification. 

  • There should be no more than four children under the supervision of each parent or guardian.

  • All attendees are expected to follow all rules of the facilities where the athletic event is being held. 

  • Those who fail to follow the rules of the facility may be escorted off the premises. 

  • Please note that law enforcement may also be present at these events and will act at their discretion if they observe any laws being broken, and offenders may be subject to arrest and prosecution.


To establish a standard of behavior, signs will be posted in the venue where the event is being held. These will serve as reminders that sporting events are a time to come together and support our student-athletes while displaying pride in our communities and schools. Some of these expectations include (but are not limited to): 


  • Spectators are asked to remain seated in the stands during the game. Loitering or gathering in the aisles, concourses, ramps, entrances or exits is prohibited.

  • Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes or other intoxicants, or possession of alcohol are not permitted.

  • There will be no roughhousing, running, fighting, use of profanity, or acting in a manner considered to be: offensive, threatening, insulting, humiliating, embarrassing, disruptive, obscene, sexually explicit, gang-related, or violent. We will not permit nor condone unsafe, disruptive, or harmful behavior.

  • Any violation of the student code of conduct or the creation of an unsafe environment or condition will be grounds for removal from the game without ticket reimbursement. 

Together, we will create a positive image for visiting fans and a safe environment for students, staff, and community members. Please assist us by speaking to your child(ren) about appropriate and acceptable behavior while attending school-sponsored events and reminding them that no bags will be permitted in the stadium. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.



Dr. Melvin J. Brown

MPS Superintendent