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Allentown Morning Call

Jan 29, 1:00 AM

Easton Area School District considers charging charter, cyber schools a fee for sports participation

Many a young Eastonian has aspired to one day be part of Easton Area School District's storied football and wrestling programs — bright spots in a school system battling economic and academic shortfalls. Even those students who leave the public school district for charter or cyber schools have the right to call themselves Red Rovers. Pennsylvania school code prohibits home districts from closing their rosters to cyber, charter and home-schooled students. The Easton Area School Board, in turn, is exploring its right to charge charter and cyber schools a fee for their students to join district athletics and other activities.

Tags: charter schools

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