Bemidji schools Superintendent Jim Hess, right, talks about the school district's relationship with charter schools with Rep. John Persell, left, DFL-Bemidji, during a Friday afternoon legislative briefing with the Bemidji School Board. At center is board member John Pugleasa. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson
School district reaffirms decision not to allow charter students to play sports
Parents have choices in Bemidji, and that's good, say Bemidji School Board members. But that means attending charter school eliminates students from Bemidji School District extracurricular programs.
"We're different entities, completely," Bemidji schools Superintendent Jim Hess told Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, during a meeting with the Bemidji School Board on Friday afternoon.
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