WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association says the state’s school systems will feel little impact from new federal guidelines requiring equal access for students with disabilities.
The Education Department announced Friday that students with disabilities must be given a chance to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.
The order is reminiscent of the Title IX expansion four decades ago of athletic opportunities for girls and women and could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Williamson County School Board has voted against allowing home-schooled students to participate in sports on high school teams.
The Tennessean reports that board members discussed the topic for 45 minutes yesterday before voting 8-to-3 against allowing students outside of the county school system to join teams at their area high schools.
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association spokesman Matthew Gillespie says the Association changed its rules to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports one full year ago.
MUFREESBORO, Tenn (Nelson) -- Thousands of student athletes from across the state have converged on Rutherford County for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s 2012 Spring Fling sponsored by Blue Cross.
Spring Fling is Tennessee’s annual high school sports tournament and this is the sixth year it’s been held in Rutherford County.
TSSAA’s Matthew Gillespie tells WMOT news,
“Murfreesboro has always been such a welcoming city to all the fans and the competitors who come in and that just really makes us want to keep coming back…”
MUFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce says 60,000 high-school athletes and their supporters have visited Middle Tennessee in recent days. They're here for the state high-school basketball championships currently underway in Murfreesboro.
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is holding its annual tournament on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The girls championship was held last week. This week the boy’s teams are in town for their tournament.
Mona Herring is with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Alcoa and Marshall County took the court Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro for the first game of the Tennessee high-school boys basketball championships.
An estimated 30,000 student athletes and their supporters are in Middle Tennessee this week for the annual Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association tournament. The games are being held at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
Kendra Tate drove over from East Tennessee to see her son Trey play for Alcoa.