private school players not eligable t...

private school players not eligable to play public school sports

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coach

Little Switzerland, NC

#1 May 31, 2013
I am the father of a thirteen year old boy who has attended christian school since kindergarten. He has aged out of the county's youth football program. State law is that he must attend the school that he would be playing for if he wants to continue playing football,the school he attended his whole life does not have a football program for various reasons (small student body, cost of having a football program).There is a bill in the N.C. senate now that if voted into law will allow private school students to play in public school. I talked with an assistant to one of the senators who introduced the bill and was told it would be one or two years before this will even reach a vote.So in order for my son to play football this fall I will have to transfer him into the public school system, taking him away from his friends, religion, teachers annd staff that are more like family than school officials.I understand that I have a choice to make, just like I did years ago when I made the choice to put my children into christian school where prayer, Bible, and Jesus Christ is not only allowed but taught on a daily basis without prejudice.I chose to put my children into christian school for these reasons and I don't look down or dislike parents or the public schools for choosing to put their children in public school.I pay my taxes and am a law-abiding citizen of this county and just feel that it is unfair that my child cannot play the sport he loves unless I uproot him, or the law changes soon.Now i have not been rude or hateful in this post, I would like to here feedback from other parents on this matter and please don't be rude or hateful.
Sure

Asheville, NC

#2 May 31, 2013
I think both private school and home schooled children should be able to play public school sports, unless they are going to give us our education taxes back.
Epic

Spartanburg, SC

#3 May 31, 2013
Yes but you surely new this was gonna be a problem years ago when you started him in private school, nothing has changed. If done right your child will probably learn more in the private school bc it's more one on one however he'll still be sheltered from the world a bit...
Referee

Burnsville, NC

#4 Jun 1, 2013
First coach, I know you and your son. That being said, he's a great young man and a tremendous QB. know this, that wherever you choose to let him attend school, that he will thrive. He has very good "roots" and he has been raised correctly. I do believe it would be a shame if he couldn't play anymore. I'm waiting to see that #8 in Titan blue in the not so distant future. Tough choice to make.... But he's ready.
Lulzers

Seattle, WA

#5 Jun 1, 2013
You people are stupid. Don't you know that if you are home schooled you can play sports at a Christian school?
Sport fan

Old Fort, NC

#6 Jun 1, 2013
Which is more important to you him playing ball or being in a Christian school? Not really a hard choice. Sports should not be that important. Wait the year or two then take him to a public school to play!
PrIvate

Marshall, NC

#7 Jun 1, 2013
Listen I am glad that you put your kid in a private Christian school. That is your business. If a child does not go to a public school the should not play for one. If you want your son to play for them put them in public school.

Since: Sep 10

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#8 Jun 1, 2013
If a child in public school can't play for a private school, then it should work the other way as well.
merry widow

Black Mountain, NC

#9 Jun 1, 2013
Sure wrote:
I think both private school and home schooled children should be able to play public school sports, unless they are going to give us our education taxes back.
You might want to check with the school board. My granddaughter played sports for public school and attended a private school.good luck to you.
coach

Burnsville, NC

#10 Jun 2, 2013
merry widow wrote:
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You might want to check with the school board. My granddaughter played sports for public school and attended a private school.good luck to you.
May I ask what county that your grandaughter played in and maybe what rule she used to be able to play?
honestly

Duncan, SC

#11 Jun 6, 2013
I graduated from a public school and turned out just fine. I did not loose my religion. By being at a public school he will more than likely be given a lot more opportunities as well. I can understand why parents are fearful of sending their children from private to public schools but its honestly not bad at all. I will choose to send my children to public school when I have them. It does give children a taste of the real world;however, that is very beneficial. Sports can get your son a long way, especially if he plans on pursuing college. There are numerous scholarships and opportunities for sports players. I would leave the decision up to your son. It is is education after all.
Shelter

Marshall, NC

#12 Jun 6, 2013
A lot of parents are harming their children by sending them to a sheltered environment instead of public school. I have seen kids go totally wild when they get away from their parents.
no name

Lexington, SC

#13 Jun 7, 2013
coach wrote:
I am the father of a thirteen year old boy who has attended christian school since kindergarten. He has aged out of the county's youth football program. State law is that he must attend the school that he would be playing for if he wants to continue playing football,the school he attended his whole life does not have a football program for various reasons (small student body, cost of having a football program).There is a bill in the N.C. senate now that if voted into law will allow private school students to play in public school. I talked with an assistant to one of the senators who introduced the bill and was told it would be one or two years before this will even reach a vote.So in order for my son to play football this fall I will have to transfer him into the public school system, taking him away from his friends, religion, teachers annd staff that are more like family than school officials.I understand that I have a choice to make, just like I did years ago when I made the choice to put my children into christian school where prayer, Bible, and Jesus Christ is not only allowed but taught on a daily basis without prejudice.I chose to put my children into christian school for these reasons and I don't look down or dislike parents or the public schools for choosing to put their children in public school.I pay my taxes and am a law-abiding citizen of this county and just feel that it is unfair that my child cannot play the sport he loves unless I uproot him, or the law changes soon.Now i have not been rude or hateful in this post, I would like to here feedback from other parents on this matter and please don't be rude or hateful.
Boo Who! Stop your crying.
merry widow

Barnardsville, NC

#14 Jun 21, 2013
coach wrote:
<quoted text> May I ask what county that your grandaughter played in and maybe what rule she used to be able to play?
She went to school in Morganton playd at east nd the hi sch.
the rule we used was she lives in this district her parents pay property taxes and will sue if she can't play
Mom

Clovis, NM

#15 Feb 4, 2014
I have the same problem with my daughter. She has played soccer since she was 4 traveling teams and such. She is by no means sheltered. She goes to a christian school who does not have soccer. It is a dream of hers to play college and professional soccer. She will not be able to do this if she stays at the Cristian school. I am leaving the choice up to her. She really doesn't want to leave the Christian school, but she has to choose. Which I don't think is fair. I pay taxs also and don't think it is fair that alternative school kids, homeschool, and charter school kids can play for public school which they do not attend, but not private school students. I could understand if the private school has the sport and you wanted to play for the public school. But if the school doesn't offer the sport (football, soccer, etc.) than they should be able to play in their district's public school
questions

Greenville, SC

#16 Feb 5, 2014
How is this consistent. To play in public school you have to be in class can only miss a minimal number of days...you have to keep a certain grade point average. How will this translate, Also liability. If you are playing on the school grounds and something happens that opens up a legal nightmare. I know there are homeschool leagues all around us that have sports teams...Check them out

Also what keeps parents from choosing who and where their kids play and stacking teams. There are AAU circuits in every sport if your child wants to play at a higher level....
Darn it

Marion, NC

#17 Feb 8, 2014
You made your choice now live with it If you want him to play then enroll him in public schools. It's simple. The rest of us shouldn't have to bend the rules or laws to accommodate you. The same should go for students at early college. Although a "public" school it is a choice to attend and the rest of the extra curricular activities shouldn't be mage to accommodate or provide transportation. Choices have consequences seems to.me the parents needed to learn this lesson more than the students.
Tax payer

Lawndale, NC

#18 Feb 15, 2014
merry widow wrote:
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She went to school in Morganton playd at east nd the hi sch.
the rule we used was she lives in this district her parents pay property taxes and will sue if she can't play
Can you give me more details so I can research this out? I'm currently trying to work with a private school student who wants to play on public school team in rutherford county.
Washington

Lynnwood, WA

#19 Mar 6, 2014
My son also goes to a private school for Dyslexia and there are no team sports on campus for the students. Since my son is a awesome lax and football player he plays on a league within your district bounds. If you pay taxes for the district school near you you can play. You must sign waiver forms for medical reasons and your grade point has to be passing. It's not that difficult. Every State is different and I find many of your comments to be very rude and immature.
Aodoud

Boonton, NJ

#20 Feb 17, 2016
Shelter wrote:
A lot of parents are harming their children by sending them to a sheltered environment instead of public school. I have seen kids go totally wild when they get away from their parents.
And I've seen a lot of public school students go into clergy. What is your point? It's not about sheltering...it's about making decisions you feel are best for your child.

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