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(Abingdon, IL)  --  A father whose family lives in the Abingdon School District # 217, has asked the District Board of Education to allow his daughters, who are homeschooled, to play on the public schools teams.  Rick Ruhl, askt the board at Wednesday night's regular monthly meeting to allow his daughters, 14-year old Amanda and 12-year old Allison be allowed to participate on the teams.  Amanda and Allison are homeschooled by Rick Ruhl's parents.  They have been public school teachers.  Members of the board did not take any action during the meeting.  Rick Ruhl told the board that they will have to have curriculum that is approved by the school and also turn in grades.  Its unclear if and when the districts board will discuss the matter.

 

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