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Students sue Hart High School District over requirements for sports and other activities

August 15, 2011 |  5:11 pm

Two students are suing the Hart High School District, claiming it forces junior and high school students to pay for participation in sports and other activities, according to a story in the Signal.

Robert Drescher, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told the Signal that his clients object to mandatory fees, fundraising and purchases required to participate in academic and extracurricular activities.

The suit also claims the district forces students to pay for physical education uniforms necessary to complete a class that is a graduation requirement. Those who do not pay are not allowed to take the class, according to the suit.

District Superintendent Rob Challinor told the Signal his district has "always maintained a practice of providing students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities. No students are denied the opportunity for the lack of funding."

--Ben Bolch