LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Lancaster Central Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Saturday morning to terminate the district's contract with medical director, Dr. Michael Terranova.
Dr. Terranova denied a request from 12-year-old student Trista Blasz to wrestle on the JV boys' wrestling team . On the form in which he said she was not cleared, he wrote, "girls don't play boys sports in Lancaster Schools."
Blasz, a seventh grader at Lancaster Middle School, was not cleared to wrestle despite passing two physical tests mandated by New York State.
Dr. Terranova was an independent contractor and not a district employee.
The board voted to begin a partnership with a new district medical director, which will review Blasz's request.