Student Well-Being

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

By Bryan Toporek — July 19, 2011 1 min read

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.