April 26, 2017

Athletes back in action after ‘violations’

October 17th, 2013

An unspecified number of Champlain Valley Union High School athletes sat out games after “team violations,” according to Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Jeffrey Evans.

“Several student-athletes have been suspended from several co-curricular activities (teams & clubs) for a variety of policy and/or team violations,” Evans wrote in an email to the Observer. “(We) are following policy, and we will continue to work with our students and families on this matter.”

Evans said he could not comment further due to “confidentiality and the fact that the investigation is ongoing.”

Director of Student Activities Kevin Riell deferred comment to Evans.

Under CVU policy, the penalty for use, possession or procurement of substances such as alcohol or drugs in season, but outside of school-sponsored events, is suspension from athletics for 20 percent of the season’s contests for a first offense. For co-curricular activities, the period of suspension is defined by the administration.

A second violation of the policy would result in suspension for the rest of the season, as well as all other activities for the remainder of the school year.

Hinesburg Police Chief Frank Koss said he is aware that there was a “party” but that police were not involved and the school is handling it internally.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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