Don't know if it's true or not just seems like there are different rules for different schools. I mean as a parent I don't want my 14 yr old freshman playing against a 20 or 21 yr old man. There are sophomores in college younger than that. I'm all for kids getting second chances but at a certain point they are adults and it's time to move on to the next stage in their lives.I don't know much of anything about the situation so if I'm off base I'll apologize. Just my two cents. (if it's even worth that)
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2011 22:31:52 GMT -5 by joker79
I agree joker79, the cutoff for HS football should be the end of the 18th year. Not 19-25. So in my concept of reality, if a player is in his senior year and turn 19 on November 31, he would not play in the championship if he had the chance. The idea that a team can keep re-stocking under pretenses of displacement is wrong and the policy needs to be changed. But for some reason some schools get to have waivers and some do not. Let them finish HS but not play sports, or is that the reason they are in HS in the first place? I am not attacking Robinson or even Lummi just stating my opinion. There are plenty of other examples out there of this injustice.
has until 25 to complete school at Lummi will be 20 next year
Honcho, I seriously take this as a low blow. I can see your comment in no other way that you are insinuating WE Native Americans are ignorant & have special rules such as you posted about having til the age of 25 to graduate. This is totally absurd & have never heard of such a rule & I'm more then positive that the WIAA would not allow anyone over the age of 20 to play athletics as stated in the handbook.
not meaning to offend anyone have deleted my messages it is true you can go to school at lummi until 25 in order to graduate, check it out Now to continue to play after 20, I don't think that would be possible Last time I checked Native Americans are just as smart as anyone else on this planet, check that out too
The BIE funds students until age 22. This funding formula recognizes the importance of allowing students to attend school until ready for graduation (up to age 25 at Lummi) rather than only until they have completed a four year time span. In a public school you are usually kicked to the street if you do not graduate in 4 years. This adds to the School to Prison Pipeline. You may get an extension, or a 5th year in some cases. At least in a BIE school they will work with the student and help them to graduate, thus eliminating much of the students going into the Prison system. Keep the kid in school help them succeed.
In no way do I disrespect Native Americans, they are some of my best friends.