Homebound Instruction: CAN A HOMEBOUND STUDENT PARTICIPATE IN CHEEERLEADING

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Harriet:  My daughter has POTS and because of this has an IEP. She attends school 2 days a week and is then tutored 7 hours a week. She has been told by the senior high principal that she can not go out for cheerleading. We live in PA and when I contacted the PIAA they told me that PIAA doesn’t cover cheerleading. The principal continues to tell my daughter that she can not try out. What can I do to get her the chance to try out for the cheerleading squad

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Yes, the try out is important-but how important? I would refocus and look for some other amazing ways with other community programs for her to participate either with cheerleading, dance, acro dance, african dance, sports, theater, arts, etc. All of this can mostly go on her schedule without the rigidity of a cheerleading practice schedule. Do you want to battle the principal over this or find some other amazing outlets for your child that are not only supportive of your daughter but also encouraging and empowering? What are your goals for your daughter? Also, think about the bigger picture and I would rather have my child where she is welcomed and praised,