Public schools are readying for classes and Ohio school administrators have some confusion with the recently passed law allowing private schools and homeschoolers to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Bob Sandrick, of the Sun News, reports Strongsville schools get ready to allow home-schooled and private school students into extracurricular programs
The district has no choice. The state of Ohio, as part of its recently approved budget, now requires all public schools to invite private-school and home-schooled students into their extracurricular programs.
However, [Superintendent] Krupinski said questions about the new statewide policy need to be answered.
“Certainly as an educator I look forward to providing opportunities for both learning and engagement in extracurricular activities,” Krupinski said.
“We will honor this (new requirement) but we must work some things out — and quickly. Football practice starts next week.”
“It’s an opportunity for kids to have a social connection to other students,” Krupinski said. “That’s important. We in Strongsville teach the whole child, not just the academic side.”
Krupinski said one potential problem is that the schools will receive no extra state funds to pay for an influx of home-schooled or private-school children.