Gestautas: A legislative victory and upcoming events for Tri County SRA
A legislative victory for students with disabilities was accomplished, thanks in part to one of our participants, Tyler Woodworth of Lockport.
The governor signed the law, sponsored by state Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Emily McAsey (D-Romeoville), allowing school districts to excuse students from their required physical education classes if those students are involved in organized adaptive athletics programs. State law already allowed the exemption for students participating in interscholastic athletic programs or certain other activities.
“People with disabilities who participate in adaptive sports should be given the same consideration as all other athletes,” said Gov. Pat Quinn. “Now, young athletes like Tyler will be able to have more academic flexibility and focus more of their learning time on classes they need to prepare them for college and a career.”
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