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Some homeschool students banned from playing field

Some policies seem to have no other purpose than to discourage homeschooling.

Seventh-grader Patrick Herl couldn’t play soccer for Fairfield Area Middle School this year and it had nothing to do with poor grades or detentions.

Rather, the 12-year-old was ineligible because he started homeschooling this past fall.

Over the summer, Patrick’s mother took him to get a physical and signed him up for the school’s soccer team.

She later discovered a district policy forbids students from joining extracurricular activities for a year after they begin home-schooling. So Patrick was forced to skip a season of soccer and basketball. Read more…

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