Not anymore. The board on Monday night approved new guidelines that allow athletes in the Tri-County Athletic League, a league for Wichita-area students with special needs, to receive varsity letters, just like the other kids at school.
Jolinda Kelley, Michael’s mother, led a campaign for the school district to make the rule change.
"I apologize that it had to come to this," she told The Wichita Eagle on Monday. "We tried to go through all the regular channels."
No apology necessary.
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