Senate Bill 2349: Participation in Extracurricular Activities by Homeschool Students


Last Updated: February 3, 2010
Senate Bill 2349: Participation in Extracurricular Activities by Homeschool Students
Senator Norman Sakamoto

Senate Bill 2349 would add a new section within the Hawaii Revised Statutes to allow homeschool students to participate in extracurricular activities in their local public school. Any student who wanted to participate in an extracurricular activity would have to meet all the requirements and restrictions for that activity. This would include maintaining the appropriate grade point average and paying any fees associated with the activity.

Under Senate Bill 2349 the Department of Education will adopt rules to implement the policy and procedures for how a homeschool student would apply to participate in the extracurricular activities at the local school. The Department would also define which school programs would qualify as extracurricular activities. Under the bill, extracurricular activities is defined as "a school-authorized or education-related activity occurring during or outside the regular instruction school day, including sports, cheerleading, clubs, and other programs."

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA is neutral on legislation that allows participation in extracurricular activities by homeschooled students.

Action Requested:
None at this time

1/22/2010 S Introduced.
1/22/2010 S Passed First Reading.
1/22/2010 S Referred to Committee on Education and Housing, Committee on Ways and Means.
1/27/2010 S The Committee on Education and Housing has scheduled a public hearing on Feb. 3, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. in conference room 225.
3/16/2010 S Defeated in Committee

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