District rules tougher than KHSAA?

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    District rules tougher than KHSAA?

    Ballard Athlete filing suit against JCPS

    The lawsuit names the school district, Jerry Wyman, director of athletics for the school district, and Joseph Burks, administrative supervisor of athletics for the school district, who, the suit claims, ruled Maddie is only eligible to play sports at Seneca High School, her “resides” school, or the one to which she would be assigned based on her address, which has been labeled a failing school.
    Gordon said the school district has its own rule — outside of the athletic association — where students transferring are not eligible to play for a year.
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    I will be curious to hear how this turns out.

    Any legal eagles want to weigh in?

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    Jefferson Co has a history of making their own decisions. It's an island.

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    It probably wont be decided until the kid is graduated anyway, then it will get thrown out of court. Maybe more time should be spent on how to fix schools that dont cut it and less on athletics. I mean isnt that why the kids are there to begin with?

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    I think the position of JCPS is based on the fear that if they were to allow kids to transfer out of "failing" schools t(e.g., Seneca) to good schools with no sanctions attached, then there could well be an unmanageable mass exodus to the good schools. How many schools in the district are "failing" now and how many will be classified as failing next year? Such a precedent might overwhelm the district.

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    Well, all schools are going to be labeled "failing" before the state comes to the obvious conclusion that no school is going to reach 100%. Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Well, all schools are going to be labeled "failing" before the state comes to the obvious conclusion that no school is going to reach 100%. Crazy.
    Great point, the way schools are judged these days is amazing to me. 100% is not reality until it becomes a need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Well, all schools are going to be labeled "failing" before the state comes to the obvious conclusion that no school is going to reach 100%. Crazy.
    There are schools, including some in Jefferson Co, that have reached (or exceeded) 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    There are schools, including some in Jefferson Co, that have reached (or exceeded) 100%.
    Do you mean public schools with 100% in all categories including the Free and Reduced Lunch Category?

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