Senate flunks home-school bill Salt Lake Tribune March 4, 2009
SB61 failed 16-13 after some lawmakers said they felt it would give home-school students an unfair advantage. The bill would have required home-school students to demonstrate academic eligibility by submitting an affidavit signed by the person providing instruction.
SB 61 is documented below:
HOME SCHOOL AND PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
This bill addresses private school and home school students’ eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.
provides that a minor who is enrolled in a private school or a home school shall be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at a public school;
provides that, with certain exceptions, a private school or a home school student may only participate in extracurricular activities at the public school within whose boundaries the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian resides or a public school from which the student withdrew; and provides that, with certain exceptions, private school students and home school students shall be eligible for extracurricular activities at a public school consistent with eligibility standards for fully enrolled public school students.
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