In the letter "School board sends wrong message" (March 1), the writer chided Modesto City Schools for revising its policy regarding citizenship and extracurricular activities. She said, "it's all about winning, right?"
Wrong. It's all about giving our kids a fair chance to participate in activities.
Under the previous policy, a student could have a 4.0 GPA and still be ineligible for sports, leadership, cheerleading, etc. All it took was a missing assignment in two classes to make them ineligible. It also made students ineligible to finish a class for which they would receive a letter grade. It was a such a misguided policy that no other school district in California had it.