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Ohio Proposals Would Let High Schoolers Redo Pandemic Year

Kids walk to class in the hallway of Worthington Kilbourne High School.
Dan Konik
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Statehouse News Bureau
Students walk to class in the hallway of Worthington Kilbourne High School.

Some Ohio lawmakers are proposing that high schoolers should get a do-over after their pandemic-troubled school year, even if they qualified to graduate.

New legislation in the Senate would give students who just finished senior year a chance to re-enroll in 12th grade this fall to repeat classes and get another round of eligibility for sports.

A separate bill in the House would set up a program in which high schoolers could seek to repeat or supplement the courses they took and pursue athletics eligibility.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association says it doesn't support giving students a voluntary fifth year of athletic eligibility.