If enacted into law, the measure would allow home-schooled students to try out for teams at public schools.
Monday, February 11
By Paige Baxter Capital News Service RICHMOND – Home-schooled students in Virginia could participate in public school sports under the so-called “Tebow bill” that has been passed by the House and will be considered by a Senate committee this week. Delegates voted 56-43 for House Bill 1442, which will be heard by the Senate Health and Education Committee Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Del. Robert Bell (R-Albemarle) would require public schools to allow home-schoolers to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. Of the delegates who represent Loudoun in the General Assembly, only Tom Rust (R-86) voted against the measure. Many parents who home-school their children support the legislation, which is nicknamed for NFL …
Legislation aims to permit home-schooled children to participate in local school sports.
The Virginia House of Delegates is preparing to vote on a bill that would require public schools to allow the participation of home-schooled students before joining any organization that governs interscholastic programs. The Washington Post posted a story about the legislation — gaining attention at “the Tebow bill” after Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow— as well as a feature. Tebow was home-schooled, but participated in local high school sports, which is allowed in Florida. Three members of Loudoun's delegation to the General Assembly are on the House Education Committee that supported the bill and sent it to the full chamber floor. Dels. Thomas A. "Tag" Greason (R-32) and James M. LeMunyon (R-67) supported the bill, while Del. Thomas…