SCHOOL officials in Monroe County, Louisiana, have told schoolchildren not to go to the playgrounds to raise their grades, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, School Superintendent Scott Wiernberg said the school system has been instructed not to participate in extracurricular activities such as basketball and track, and said that while the school district does have some rules and regulations for children, they are not the same as the rules governing schoolchildren.
“We have not been told we are not allowed to go out in the field and play basketball or go on track,” Wierk said.
“We are not asking students to go outside to play.”
“We just don’t want them to be distracted and be distracted by a game of basketball and soccer,” he added.
Wierk’s comments come after a new law in Louisiana took effect this month that requires schools to have a policy for students to not engage in extrabalancing activities, such as sports or playing video games.
The state is currently seeking comments on whether to extend the policy to high school students.
Wiederk said he had not received any complaints about extracuration from students.
“I would hope not, because if I had been told that, I would not have put in the time,” he said.
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