NEW: Senate Panel Dooms 'Tebow' Bill — Again
HARRISONBURG — A Senate committee has again defeated a bill that would give home-schooled students access to public school activities.
The Senate Health and Education Committee voted 9-6 against the measure this morning, with all nine Democrats coming out against it. The same panel defeated the bill the last two years after the House of Delegates approved it.
The legislation would prohibit school divisions from joining an organization that bans home-school students from competition. The Virginia High School League, the governing body for interscholastic activities in the state, does not grant home-schoolers permission to compete.
Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, carried the bill. He represents the Elkton area of Rockingham County.