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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

School board bullies

Shame on the Highlands School Board for not allowing the Highlands Little League to use the high school field for its junior division baseball team.

In Little League, 13- and 14-year-olds use 90-foot bases. The Natrona Heights Baseball and Softball Association, which follows Pony rules, plays with 80-foot bases. The district contacted the Highlands Little League and told us to merge with the N.H.B.S.A or we couldn't use the field. The excuse is the district won't allow us to use 90-foot bases. What you're really saying is join the Natrona Heights organization or too bad.

The Highlands School District has a zero tolerance for bullying. Then why is the district bullying a nonprofit organization? The district has a policy stating organizations can use school property without discrimination. Yet you allow N.H.B.S.A. to use school property, but not Highlands Little League. Isn't that discrimination?

Shouldn't parents be able to choose a league? Why take away their option? Did the board make this decision because of pressure from board members associated with N.H.B.S.A. working on their own agenda — to get rid of Little League?

Board member Ryan Hanford said, “Be part of the solution.” Does that mean that anyone who supports Little League is part of the problem?

Randy Jewart


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