Varsity letter changes go before school board

WICHITA, Kansas – The controversy behind a special needs student who was not allowed to earn a varsity letter may finally be put to rest Monday night.

Michael Kelley’s mom got him a varsity letter, but the school said he didn’t earn the letter, because special needs athletics is not a varsity-level competition. Since KSN broke story, there has been a lot of attention on the case.

Tonight, the Wichita School Board could make a decision after hearing from the Tri-County Sports League.

Officials with the Tri-County Sports League say they’ve been working for several months to develop a standard policy, and earlier this month, they finalized their recommendation unanimously voting that all special needs student athletes can earn the same varsity letter as their classmates.

The fight for a uniform policy has been going on for more than a year.


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