Skaneateles school board considers athletic policy changes

Revisions to a Skaneateles Central School District athletic policy were discussed Tuesday following community outrage earlier this year.

Dozens of people packed into a board of education meeting in March to argue against a policy for procedures for determining if seventh- or eighth-grade students can participate in junior varsity or varsity sports.

Four middle school students were deemed to not have the physical maturity requirements for JV lacrosse by Dr. Gail Keenen, who was then the district’s medical director.

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