CPS falling short monitoring athletes’ eligibility: report

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CHICAGO (AP) — A report by a Chicago newspaper says the nation’s third-largest school district isn’t tracking academic eligibility of basketball players as well as it should.

The Chicago Sun-Times looked at the issue a year after Chicago Public Schools stripped Curie Metro High School of its 2013-2014 city boys title because it didn’t submit proper records.

CPS vowed to be more diligent at the time.

But the Sun-Times reports over the weekend that CPS couldn’t produce copies of eligibility sheets for most of the 480 games on the league schedule this past season. It’s required to have them on file.

CPS spokesman Bill McCaffrey told the Sun-Times the district has taken steps to improve eligibility compliance. But he adds that “we recognize there is still work to be done.”

 

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