Taylor Southeast Baseball
Rules & Regulations
Respect & Care of TSE & Taylor School Property
Players, Parents, and their visitors are urged to exercise this respect in regard to the belongings of others, including school property. Each player should realize that vandalism to school property is costly to repair and is directly related to increased school taxes. The Board authorizes the recovery of costs related to the loss, damage, or destruction of baseball equipment, baseball facilities, etc. The Board reserves the right to file a civil action in a court of competent authority against an adult or parents or guardians of a student who willfully destroys Corporation or League property.
Players, parents, and their visitors are asked to refrain from the use of foul language towards other players, parents, coaches, or umpires. They are also asked to refrain from arriving under the influence of alcohol or drugs that could impair their decision making abilities.
No Bullying, Harassment or Threats
TSE is committed to providing a safe, positive and productive environment for all of its players. Bullying behavior toward players, coaches, and parents is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes physical, verbal, and psychological abuse as provided herein. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. Engaging in bullying behavior through the use of data or computer software that is accessed through a computer, computer system or computer network is also prohibited. It also includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as stalking, intimidation, menacing behavior, coercion, name-calling, taunting, making threats, and hazing. It also includes the use of digital or electronic communications to engage in such behaviors. Filing a malicious or knowingly false report and retaliation against any person who reports, is thought to have reported, files a complaint, or otherwise participates in an investigation or inquiry concerning allegations of bullying is prohibited and will not be tolerated. For further reference please refer to the Taylor High School Policy.
Smoking and Tobacco Use
No smoking or tobacco use of any kind on any part of school property which includes the baseball area
The Board also prohibits the use and/or possession of tobacco anywhere on the campus of any facility owned or leased/contracted for by the Board, including, but not limited to, practice fields, playgrounds, football fields, baseball fields, and all open areas. For purposes of this policy, use of tobacco shall mean all uses of tobacco, including cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco, as well as electronic, "vapor," or other substitute forms of cigarettes.
Alcohol and Illicit Substances
No alcohol or illicit drugs use or under the influence on any part of school property which includes the baseball area will be tolerated. The Board prohibits the use, possession, concealment, or distribution of any drug or drug-related paraphernalia and alcohol at any time on TSE grounds. It further establishes a drug-free zone within 1000 feet of any facility used by Taylor Corporation.
No guns, knives or weapons of any kind are permitted on any part of school property which includes the baseball area. The TSE Board prohibits parents and students from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting on TSE or Taylor School grounds. Generally, the possession of a firearm in or on school property, in or on property that is being used by a school for a school function, or on a school bus is a felony (I.C. 35-47-9-2) and is prohibited by Board policy. However, State law permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to maintain that firearm if it is locked in the person's trunk, kept in the glove compartment of the person's locked vehicle, or stored out of plain sight in the person's locked vehicle. The term "weapon" means any object which, in the manner in which it is used, intended to be used, or represented, is capable of inflicting serious bodily harm or property damage, as well as endangering the health or safety of persons. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, tasers, handguns, stun guns, guns of any type whatsoever, including air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, razors, clubs, electric weapons, chemical weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, and destructive devices (bombs, incendiary, grenade, Molotov cocktail, rocket with a propellant charge of more than four (4) ounces, etc.). A "knife" is defined as "an instrument that: 1) consists of a sharp edge or sharp pointed blade capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds; and 2) is intended to be used as a weapon." I.C. 35-47-5-2.5(a) This policy will also encompass such actions as possession of look-alike items, false fire alarms, bomb threats, or intentional calls to falsely report a dangerous condition.