North Penn School District will allow homeschooled students to participate in extra-curricular activities in accordance with Act 67.
- The Reporter, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 22 February 2006, Homeschool hustle
Act 67 of 2005, which went into effect Jan. 1, primarily requires school districts to provide opportunities for homeschooled students to participate in extracurricular activities, such as "sports, musical organizations, and other things like clubs," said Donald Venema, assistant superintendent of the North Penn School District.
With homeschooled students, it is difficult for a school district to monitor some of the requirements for participation in extracurricular activities, such as academic performance or behavior, Venema said. "We’re starting to look at that," Eells said.
- (F.1) (1) Beginning January 1, 2006, the school district of residence shall permit a child who is enrolled in a home education program to participate in any activity that is subject to the provisions of Section 511 including, but not limited to, clubs, musical ensembles, athletics and theatrical productions provided that the child:
(I) meets the eligibility criteria, or their equivalent, for participation in the activity that apply to students enrolled in the school district;
(II) meets the try-out criteria, or their equivalent, for participation in the activity that apply to students enrolled in the school district; and
(III) complies with all policies, rules and regulations, or their equivalent, of the governing organization of the activity.