Student Well-Being

States Advance Bills Allowing Home-Schooled Students in School Sports

By Bryan Toporek — March 10, 2015 1 min read
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With state legislatures in full swing, the issue of allowing home-schooled students to participate in public school sports has sprung up in multiple states this year. It’s time to add both Missouri and Kansas to that list.

On Feb. 26, the Kansas Senate voted 30-9 in favor of a bill that would allow students who reside in a district to participate in public school sports and other extracurricular activities, even if they don’t attend a public school in the district full time. If the bill gets signed into law, home-schooled students would be required to pay any required participation fees, and those prohibited from participation “for any other reason other than attendance” would still not be allowed to join a sports team.

Gary Musselman, the executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, voiced his organization’s disapproval of the bill to

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.