D-300 sidelines home schoolers, 25 July 2007, Northwest Herald, McHenry County, Illinois The closest that Hampshire home-schooler Eric Bender will get to high school football this fall is the stands after District 300 officials announced Monday that they would not change the policy on participation in extracurricular activities. Bender’s parents had asked the district to let their son, a district resident, play on the team.
The district’s legal counsel recently advised against opening district sports to nonstudents, saying that the district should avoid giving even tacit approval to any home-school program or curriculum.
This contrasts with another Illinois school district: Illinois town vote allows homeschooler sports participation.
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