Homeschooler’s shot at football rejected

A northwest suburban school district again denied a home-schooled teen’s request to try out for a high school football team.
After being turned down by school officials two seasons in a row, Eric Bender, 16, hoped his request to play for the Hampshire High School Whip-Purs might get more consideration this year because it was put before a school board committee in Carpentersville-based District 300. But after consulting with the district’s attorneys, the Policy/Legislative Committee denied the request this week. Read more…

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