‘Tebow Bill’ Sacked

Legislature Turns Down Effort To Let Home-Schoolers Play For Public Schools

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Posted: February 21, 2014

Home-schooler Jared Mast, working with his mother, Dawn, at their Broadway home Thursday, plays club soccer but wanted to try out for the Broadway High School team next year. Legislation that would have allowed that failed again this year in the General Assembly. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Home-schooler Jared Mast sits in his home in Broadway with a textbook and a soccer ball. His mother says he was hoping to try out for the Broadway High School soccer team next year.
Home-schooler Jared Mast works on his studies with his mother, Dawn, at their home in Broadway on Thursday. The defeated Tebow Bill proposed to allow homeschooled students like Jared to participate in organized sports offered by local public schools.

HARRISONBURG — The third time wasn’t the charm Thursday for home-schooled students seeking access to public school competition.

The Senate Health and Education Committee voted 9-6 to defeat the...



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