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May 24, 2005

Senate Bill 1381: Eliminating Homeschool Access to Extracurricular Activities

Sponsor:
Senator Pappas

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. SB 1381 and its companion bill, HB 1090, would remove extracurricular activities from the jurisdiction of the local school board. Therefore, the homeschool eligibility requirement would be irrelevant and unnecessary.

Status:

03/03/2005Introduced and Referred to Senate Education

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, and homeschool. This is a more favorable approach to extracurricular activities than Minnesota's current structure.

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