MIAA Faces Lawsuit Over Rule Preventing Statewide Virtual School Students From Playing Sports For Their Local School
Nicholas O'Donnell was quoted in the article, "MIAA Faces Lawsuit Over Rule Preventing Statewide Virtual School Students From Playing Sports for Their Local School," which was published by The Boston Globe [sub. req.] on August 24, 2022.
The article discusses the lawsuit filed yesterday by Sullivan & Worcester against the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) on behalf of a Massachusetts high school parent who asserts that her child – who attends a statewide virtual high school – has been denied the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics.
"It’s just incredibly disruptive to [Jimmy] as a student and as a young man, which I think is sort of the beginning and end of the discussion," said Nick. "It’s a disruption to him and it’s not what the mother wants to do for her son. Kids that want to participate and want to seek a waiver, they ought to have that opportunity, and the MIAA should not enforce the rule in the way they have promised to enforce it."