BEA officials lift ban on students?

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Blue Earth Area School District officials apparently have had a change of heart.

And, Superintendent Evan Gough isn’t saying why.

“I am unable to provide a response due to information about students being generally classified as private educational data,” says Gough.

At least one of the students charged in the assault of another student last October was allowed to attend Prom held April 28.

“I am very, very disappointed they’re being allowed to take part in school events,” says Dale Hurley, father of the alleged victim.

After the four students were charged last November, district officials decided not to let them take part in sports or other school activities. Two of the students have moved out of the district.

Hurley says he was made aware that one of the students has gone out for a spring sport.

But, has not been able to confirm that or whether others also attended Prom.

When asked what policies or procedures were used to lift the ban on the students, Gough referred to the state’s data practices law as to why he could not give more information.

Instead, Gough provided copies of a one-page Prom information sheet and a 20-page student discipline policy.

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