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Welcome to the ORES web site 2012-2013
ORES RULE CHANGES
Starting July 1st, 2013, our eligibility rules will change. Beginning withthe initial 7th grade year, to be eligible for ORES activities and also tobe eligible for OSSAA activities in high school, a student may not participate in any activities in a repeat year even if the student did not participate in the initial year. Subsequently, the student may participate in the following initial 8th grade year. This rule change follows the OSSAA six consecutive years rule.
The OSSAA rule on a student attending a dependent district but living in an independent district, the rule reads, "...and completed the fifth through eighth grades without interruption in the dependent school district." OSSAA interruption of that would be that it is meant to be only one dependent district. However, there could be extenuating circumstances that would allow a student to be approved on a hardship waiver that attended more than one dependent school.
Lastly, ORES does not want to regulate season play and does not have the manpower to investigate season play violations. We leave the compliance issues to each individual superintendent and rely on each one’s integrity and high moral ethics. If you choose to play an ineligible player (age-wise or consecutive year-wise) for any reason, you risk that student’s eligibility when he/she enters high school or possibly his/her senior year of high school.
Academic State CLASSIC Competition Winners
TO: DEPENDENT DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS
FROM: ED SHEAKLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RE: OSSAA ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
DATE: JUNE 28, 2012
Students who choose to attend a dependent school district, or who attend because their parents reside within a dependent school district, prior to matriculating to high school, are held to the same limitations for participation as those students who attend school in an independent district.
Once a student enters the 7th grade, he or she is allowed six consecutive years to participate in interscholastic athletic activities. By OSSAA Rule, students who repeat 7th or 8th grade are not permitted to participate during the repeat year, even if they did not participate during the initial 7th or 8th grade year. If a student attending a dependent district repeats 7th or 8th grade and is allowed to participate, it will be counted against their eligibility limitations. Potentially this could eliminate the student from participation during one of their high school years.
We ask that you counsel any student and his or her family of these limitations if a repeat year is necessary.
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BASKETBALL: 16 games; or 14 games and 2 tournaments; or 13 games and 3 tournaments.
SOFTBALL: 14 games and 2 tournaments; or 11 games and 3 tournaments.
FOOTBALL: 8 games and no more than two games per week.
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The Organization of Rural Elementary Schools was founded in 1984. Originally the Oklahoma Organization of Dependent Schools, ORES is the oldest rural school organization in Oklahoma. The organization has maintained as its primary goal the promotion, protection and preservation of rural elementary schools.
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Randy Rountree, Treasurer