Tag Archive: Home School Students

Feb 15

Home-schoolers Bill Fails Again

The push again this year by Delegate Robert Bell, R-Albemarle for home-schooled students to be allowed access to participation in public school athletic programs has failed.  The bill, Senate Bill 1442, failed yesterday by a vote of 8 – 7.  Senator Harry Blevins, R-Chesapeake, sided with several democrats on the committee to defeat the bill. …

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Mar 02

House Bill 947 Fails

In a room packed with homeschoolers and their parents and, for the first time, public school students, HB 947 failed to be reported. Citing choice, fairness and the importance of preserving competition, opponents of HB 947 told Senate Education and Health Committee members that parents make choices regarding where their children will be educated and …

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Feb 28

Home School / High School Athletics Divide Continues

The homeschool athlete participation bill (HB947) lingers in the Virginia General Assembly and the issue continues to garner attention. In a recent article in the February 27 Virginian-Pilot www.Pilotonline.com, the debate continues in “Tebow Mania Makes Bad Law.”  In the commentary, the previous points which identify this piece of legislation as unacceptable are continued: 1. Tebow …

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Jan 31

H B 947: Home School Students Participation in High School Athletics

HB 947 would allow home school students the opportunity to play high school athletics at their local high school even though they are not enrolled in the public school. Many are calling this the “Tim Tebow Bill” because of the success of the former Heisman Trophy winner and current Denver Bronco quarterback who was home …

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