(3-15-23) Mid-Vermont Christian school has been ruled ineligible to compete in future Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) tournaments due to it refusing to play Long Trail in a recent tournament game with a transgender member of the girls basketball team.
Mid-Vermont Christian was sent a letter informing them of the decision by the VPA’s Executive Committee, Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Activities Committee and our Activity Standards Committee about the associations ruling (unanimous 15-0 decision).
The letter included the reasoning– The result was a determination that policies have been violated at the school level, thus there is an immediate determination of ineligibility for Mid-Vermont Christian in VPA sanctioned activities and tournaments going forward.
Jay Nichols, the executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association told the VTDigger –
“If you don’t want to follow VPA rules, that’s fine. But then you’re just not a VPA member. It’s fairly simple. That’s really all we’re gonna really say about it.”