Red tape blocks goal line, 1 July 2007, Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Illinois High School Association rules allow students who are home-schooled to play on public school sports teams if they meet certain qualifications, but leaves the final say up to individual school districts.
But District 300 doesn’t allow it. Its policy says only students enrolled full-time at their base school can participate in extracurricular activities.
Ray and Vicki Bender, Eric’s parents, have asked District 300 to allow Eric to play on the Hampshire High School football team for the past two years. On Monday they asked again, speaking at the School Board Policy Committee.
“For the past three years, Mr. Bender has been contacting me,” Associate Superintendent David Scarpino said.
This year, a few more home-school parents have asked for their children to play on teams.
“Right now, I’m trying to ascertain whether we should continue with this,” said Scarpino, who asked the board committee to address the issue.
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