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Basketball players blocked from school shopping
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Elementary basketball players who go school shopping could end up riding the pines under a new school policy that give principals from both the student’s new and old school a say in if he or she is eligible to play.“It’s been an issue for over 20 years,” said Irving College principal and longtime coach Mike Mansfield, who spoke before the Warren County Board of Education on the issue. “As a coach, a kid could get mad at me today and transfer to another school and play against me tomorrow.”Mansfield expressed his concern about a plan by the School Board to enact rules governing students who change elementary schools in the middle of a school year. During earlier discussions, the School Board found some students were being denied the ability to play even though their transfers were legitimate.Board members planned to pass a policy where the new principal would have final power as to whether to allow them to play or not.