The Victoria Advocate reports:
The attorney for the Billy Fischer family, whose daughter was cut from the Yorktown High School junior varsity cheerleading squad, says her clients have no other option but to sue the school district.” At this point we are planning on going forward with a lawsuit,” said Lisa Duke of the San Antonio law firm of Anderson and Duke. “We have not filed the paperwork yet, but we will soon.”
Incoming freshman Wycoda Fischer was cut after tryouts were held for six positions on the squad. Seven girls tried out. The family contends that because an exception was made for the varsity cheer squad, nine girls were allowed on instead of the eight called for in the high school’s cheerleader constitution, that an exception should also be made for allowing Wycoda on the squad. The high school principal and cheerleading sponsor approved the expanded JV squad, but superintendent Deborah Kneese ordered tryouts.
Who knew that there was such a thing as a “cheerleader’s constitution” and the violation of it gives rise to a lawsuit. What a fantastic set of lessons these parents are teaching their daughter:
- If you can’t successfully compete against your peers, you should file a lawsuit!
- A spot on the team is not something to be earned but is something you are entitled to get just for showing up.
- A lawsuit is the answer for all of life’s problems.