No Pass, No Play: Part 2

As Principal Bernard Gassaway at Boys and Girl High School moved his school to a "No Pass, No Play" system for student-athletes, coaches are working

BROOKLYN - As Principal Bernard Gassaway at Boys and Girl High School moved his school to a "No Pass, No Play" system for student-athletes, coaches are working to ensure their teams remain competitive.

Elmer Anderson, who is an assistant basketball coach and parent coordinator, says that he is working to keep parents involved in their children's studies while working to monitor team study halls and increase access to one-on-one tutoring.

Some students are not pleased with the policy and the principal's actions to suspend some players ahead of last year?s state basketball championship due to their poor grades.

Three seniors were likely to receive Division I scholarships, but their suspensions put that in jeopardy.

For Mike Taylor, instead of going to Rutgers University, he is now at a prep school trying to get back on track academically.

Gassaway says that the policy will be updated every year with the goal of having every student-athlete have to pass every class to play.

For an extended interview with Principal Gassaway, go to channel 612 and select iO Extra.

No Pass, No Play: Part 1

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