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Dance turns away home-schoolers

Kira Birdsall spent most of the day Saturday getting ready to attend the Homecoming Dance at Lake City High School. The home-schooled freshman showed up to Lake City's campus alongside her two best friends — one who attends the high school and another who takes her high school courses online from home. But, before they were allowed to purchase a ticket for the dance, they were told that Coeur d'Alene School District policy forbid anyone not attending a school within the district from attending. "Had everybody known that they weren't going to allow homeschoolers, we probably would have said 'Well that's really dumb,' but maybe we can get the policy changed for next time," said Aaron Birdsall, Kira's father. "We certainly wouldn't have sent our kids all dressed up and ready to go to a dance." Birdsall added that, after his daughter and her friend were turned away, more than 20 other students in a similar situation simply called their parents to come pick them up/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Is this good policy or bad policy?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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