Education Minister trusts NBIAA to use rational approach when it comes to student transfer policy

New Brunswick's Education Minister says it wouldn't be appropriate for his department to intervene in a decision by a provincial sports organization that's keeping a Grade 11 ESN student from playing the sports he loves.

The NBIAA's transfer policy prevents Spencer Colwell from participating in sports he played while attending BHS last year.

Education Minister and Bathurst-West-Beresford MLA Brian Kenny tells the Northern Light that he trusts the NBIAA will use a rational approach best suited to the student and the overall athletic system.

The policy, enacted last spring, aims to prevent the recruitment and transfer of students for athletic purposes.

(with files from the Northern Light)