Homeschoolers playing on public school teams seems to be a hot topic. In this report from Wyoming, a rule change will mean that homeschooled kids will need shots for public school sports participation.
Gillette News Record, Gillette, Wyoming, 13 April 2007, Kids taught at home may need proof of vaccines
Under Wyoming law, children attending public or private schools have to provide documentary proof of immunization unless they receive a waiver from the state or county health officer based on religious objection or medical recommendations.
Home-schooled students haven’t had to meet those requirements if they’re involved in public school athletics. But that would change in 2008-09 under the proposal brought before activities directors throughout northeast Wyoming at a meeting in Gillette on Thursday.
That proposal, if passed, will require school districts to keep track of not only physical exam results, but also of immunizations for students involved in sports. All public school students have to meet that requirement already.
With more public school participation, come more rules addressing homeschoolers.
posted by Valerie