HSLDA Urges MPA to Reconsider Sports Policy

The Home School Legal Defense Association has written a letter to the Maine Prinicipals Association saying it would go to court to seek a preliminary injunction if the association does not reconsider its policy.

The Maine Principals’ Association is coming under fire from a national home-school rights advocacy group for banning home-schooled students from playing sports at private schools. Maine law allows home-schoolers to participate in academic and athletic activities at their local public school. A flap erupted last month after MPA Director Richard Durost sent a clarification letter to schools pointing out that home-schooled students may play on teams in MPA-sponsored sports only at their local schools, not private schools. Maine has about 4,400 home-schooled students. Read more…

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