Charter schools taken aback by threats to sports programs

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By Aaron Carter

FOR THE FIRST time since the PIAA voiced concerns that charter schools tilt the competitive balance in their favor because of enrollment practices, District 12 charters responded yesterday to the association’s executive director, Dr. Robert Lombardi.

And a familiar theme was sounded at a 90-minute meeting at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein in the Northeast, which included District 12 athletic directors.

“We’re not doing anything wrong, so why would you take [sports] away from us?” Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter athletic director Ben Brous said. “And that’s the big issue, because this blanket statement worries our school.”

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