Address mix-up forces Clarksville football team to forfeit games

(Courtesy: The Fair family)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A high school football player is sidelined and his team has had to give up games they won this season after the school self-reported an investigation into where in Clarksville he lives.

The student transferred to Clarksville from out of state and the address he gave had him zoned to go to Clarksville High School.

(Courtesy: The Fair Family)
(Courtesy: The Fair Family)

He made the football team and played wide receiver but the school system claims his primary residence is not zoned for that school.

Now the entire football team has lost its chance at the playoffs.

The Fair family has three kids. Two attend Clarksville High School and one attends Richview Middle School.

They told News 2 they have a business address that the school is claiming they reside in. Despite their efforts to prove their primary residence is across from Richview Middle, they said they were told their kids had to transfer to another school zone.

“Our primary residence was told to me that it’s where you lay your head. If that was the question, then that’s not a question of where primary, secondary is because the apartment would be primary,” Stacey Fair told News 2. “I mean they’ve got the copy of the lease all I think it’s like 20 pages. They’ve got the water bill, electric bill. They have even our medical insurance that i printed out.”

The Fairs hired an attorney and requested an appeal by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to allow their children to attend the schools they were already enrolled in.

All three of the teenagers are currently not enrolled at any school.

If there is no response form the school system by Monday, the family said they may file suit.


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