Home-schoolers allowed one sport, 11 July 2007, Valencia County News Bulletin, Belen, New Mexico
A new law passed by the New Mexico Legislature in its 2007 regular session allows home-schooled athletes to participate in one sport per school year.
Senate bill 1098 permits home-schooled athletes to participate in “one school district athletic activity at the public school in the attendance zone in which the student resides,” in accordance with New Mexico Activities Association guidelines, the bill states.
On the NMAA’s Web site, a page called “Handbooks and Forms” contains the NMAA handbook, which devotes Section 10 to issues regarding home-schooled, alternative and charter school students.
Marquez said NMAA administration would explain the new law at an athletic directors’ meeting in late July or early August, and then again at the association’s annual meeting in October.
Marquez, like Chavez, said only so much planning can go into the new arrangement. Changes and adjustments will have to be dealt with on the fly.
“At this time, we do not know what impact home school students will have on the NMAA,” she said. “Most coaches and athletic directors are not aware of the new law.”
New Mexico Senate Bill 1098
New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA): Section X Charter School/Alternative School/Home School Student Participation
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