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May 24, 2005

House Bill 1090: Eliminating Homeschool Access to Extracurricular Activities

Sponsors:
Representative Dave Winters

Summary:
This bill would transfer non-curricular athletic and fine arts activities for youth from school districts to local governments. Currently MN Statute 123B.49, subd. 4, requires school boards to allow resident homeschool students equal access to extracurricular activities. HB 1090 would remove extracurricular from the jurisdiction of the local school board. Therefore, the homeschool eligibility requirement would be irrelevant and unnecessary.

Status:

02/17/2005Introduction and first reading, referred to Education Policy and Reform

Action Requested:
None at this time. The Minnesota legislature is now closed, and this bill did not pass.

HSLDA's Position:
Support. This bill would open up athletics and fine arts to students of all school choices public, private, charter school, and homeschool. This is a more favorable approach to extracurricular activities than Minnesota's current structure.

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