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City Section becomes first in state to approve division for athletes with disabilities
City Section becomes first in state to approve division for athletes with disabilities

The City Section Board of Managers on Monday approved a move to become the first high school sports section in the state to offer an inclusive sports-level division for individual students with disabilities. “This is history,” said Teri Hayden, coordinator of sports programs for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s adaptive physical education program. Beginning in 2016, track and field will be the first sport in which students with disabilities will be allowed to compete during the regular season and for a section championship under California Interscholastic Federation sponsorship. It will be the first time students in wheelchairs will be allowed to compete in...

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