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Allow Tehillah Continue Attending EHS!

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We the undersigned, comprising of students of Elkhorn High School and other concerned citizens are petitioning that the administration of the Elkhorn Public Schools reevaluate their decision regarding the eligibility of Tehillah Alphonso's attendance of Elkhorn High School. On August 28, 2013; it came to the Alphonso family's attention that Tehillah (the student in question) would no longer be eligible to attend Elkhorn High School due to the location of her residency which by the way is closer to EHS than any other school in the area.

We believe this is an unfair decision as Tehillah is a honor student with a 4.0 GPA grade average and an outstanding athlete who is involved with band, show choir, basketball and volleyball to mention just a few. In order not to disrupt her education and consistent academic and personal growth, we believe it is in her best interest to continue attending EHS, which is also much closer to her new home.

Tehillah attended EHS for the entire duration of her freshman year, and we believe that she should be allowed to continue at EHS due to the "grandfather mentality" and provisions of a Nebraska State Legislature §79-2110(5)  which makes this possible and promotes diversity in Nebraska schools.

The decision to prevent her from attending the school of her choice is immoral because a school should stand up for its students, not politics and boundary lines irrespective of age, race, gender or economic status. By nullifying Tehillah's eligibility, Elkhorn Public Schools is disgracing its mission as a school to provide an unbiased education for its students.

Few are a times that teenagers and adults alike will organize themselves for a purposeful message. That is why we, the undersigned request and hope that the administration of the Elkhorn Public Schools will reconsider their decision without prejudice.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter!


Concerned Students and Citizens


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