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Applications for students to participate in eight intramural sports programs, including volleyball, softball and soccer, were made available online and at district offices April 23. The School Board voted, 4-3, on March 31 to open those programs to an estimated 67 children taught at home within the district, making it one of only three in the 20-district Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services to do so.
While the single registration seems to indicate a lack of interest, board Vice President James Hanna said that with the new policy taking effect after the start of many spring sports, the fall season may be a better gauge of home-schooled parents and children to take part in district activities.
The measure approved by the district has a “sunset clause” that puts it in effect only until the end of the 2008-09 school year, unless the board approves an extension. Non-enrolled students need proof of immunizations that satisfy their grade level’s requirements, as well as an updated home instruction plan on file with the district.