Student Well-Being

8th Graders Allowed to Play High School Sports, With a Catch

By Bryan Toporek — July 19, 2011 1 min read
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The Farmington, N.M., school district has voted to allow 8th graders to play any high school sport aside from football, but those same students could be jeopardizing their freshman-year eligibility under the same policy.

The school board voted 4-1 to allow 8th graders to play at the high school level as long as they remain in their own attendance area in the district, according to

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.