I’m glad I did a search for other information on the ‘article-I’m-up-to’ on my Google alerts, Spelling ace wants a turn; the school’s answer is N-O. Meghan Reynolds has been accepted as a contestant.
The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 January 2007, Regardless of the letter of law, girl let into bee
District officials had maintained that because the bee’s first round is held in the classroom, it is an academic – not an extracurriclar – activity and therefore not covered by the law. They pointed out that Meghan could take part in the Scripps bee through a countywide home-school spelling bee next month in Exton.
Last night, president William Pew said the board still backed the administration’s contention and its solicitor’s view that the law did not mandate participation in the classroom. But he said the board made an exception because the law was “poorly written and ambiguous.”
A wrinkle is the opinion of the mother,
Kim Reynolds thanked the board, but told members that she thought they were wrong in saying the law didn’t cover the classroom bee. And she said Meghan wanted to compete “in our community,” not through the home-school bee.