in·ter·scho·las·tic | \ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik \

Definition of interscholastic 

: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic athletics

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If signed into law, the Illinois State Board of Education would adopt rules governing concussion protocols and accommodations for students who may have sustained a concussion during an interscholastic athletic activity. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Concussion protocol measure initiated by Neuqua Valley students advances to governor's desk," 1 June 2018 Ellen has been an enthusiastic participant in Allied soccer, bowling and softball programs, which provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports alongside their non-disabled peers. Melissa Whatley,, "Recent Dulaney High grad recognized as student-athlete with a scholarship," 13 June 2018 So the Lincoln Tigers could only practice there and had to play off-site at an interscholastic field. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "NFL star and Mizzou grad Charles Harris gives back big to his KC alma mater," 1 June 2018 There's even talk of offering esport coaches a stipend similar to those paid to coaches of interscholastic sports. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A state champion gamer? Over 2 dozen Alaska high schools will offer esports next fall," 17 May 2018 Parental concerns about injuries and concussions were cited by the schools as the parents’ reason for not signing their kids up for the interscholastic sport. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents' fear of concussions grows," 5 May 2018 In accordance with this policy, Wilmington would also have had to notify the executive director of the OHSAA on school letterhead of Aiden Pogue-Krabacher's desire to participate in interscholastic athletics. Scott Springer,, "Investigation of alleged abuse of Wilmington transgender wrestler continues," 2 Mar. 2018 Kirsch is credited as the most responsible for creating interscholastic athletics for female students at Brunswick High School. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Three former Brunswick High School teachers will be honored April 21," 25 Mar. 2018 While general student fees will remain unchanged for the 10th year in a row, the board agreed to increase the fee for students who participate in the district's interscholastic sports and cross country programs, which are running a deficit. Heather Cherone,, "District 64 school fees will not rise next year, but sports fees will go up, board decides," 13 Mar. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of interscholastic

: existing or done between schools


in·ter·scho·las·tic | \ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik \

Kids Definition of interscholastic

: existing or carried on between schools interscholastic sports

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