An issue before the Rochester School Board concerning high school athletics has generated controversy, particularly among the parents of students attending Lourdes High School.

Superintendent Michael Munoz has recommended discontinuing the sports co-op teams that have combined students from Lourdes and John Marshall High School. Munoz says the co-op teams were created to provide John Marshall students with opportunities to participate in sports where there were originally not enough JM students to form a team. The proposal to discontinue the co-op teams has upset some Lourdes students and their parents, who fear the move would end their opportunities to participate.

(In the YouTube video at the top of this post, Munoz discusses the reasons behind the recommendation and the school district's policy concerning inquiries from the media)

Munoz contends there has been a great deal of misinformation circulating in the community about the issue and says discussions are taking place with officials from the Catholic Schools about ways to mitigate the impact on Lourdes students.

(The following YouTube video, Munoz stresses that reports about the demise of co-op adaptive sports teams are false)

Munoz is a regular guest on the Rochester Today show with Tracy McCray and Andy Brownell on KROC-AM.

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