After controversy in the Skaneateles Central School District, the Board of Education passed new policies to avoid it in the future.
Last year the district’s medical director ruled that a handful of middle school students didn’t meet standards to play JV lacrosse. Then, the district received threats of litigation, according to The Citizen.
The state has a policy for schools to follow, but the district adopted its own policy at a meeting on Tuesday.
The Citizen reports that the policy read only “students of exceptional and unusually advanced fitness, maturity and skill will be considered for placement.”
It also notes that 7th graders wouldn’t be eligible unless they posed a safety risk to students they’d otherwise be competing against. It appears as though academic performance will also be considered.
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