HB 2297 Public schools; participation in interscholastic programs by nonpublic school students.
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Summary as introduced:
Charter school and home schooled students; participation in interscholastic activities. Directs the Virginia High School League (VHSL), i.e., a "nonprofit corporation founded in Virginia in 1913 that currently organizes and governs interscholastic activities among the public high schools," to provide an exception to its rules addressing enrollment and the eligibility of regular, bona fide students for participation in interscholastic activities. The exception must provide eligibility for participation in interscholastic sports by any student receiving home instruction pursuant to 22.1-254.1 who has been receiving such home instruction for at least one year prior to such eligibility and is entitled to free tuition in such public school pursuant to 22.1-5, and students enrolled in a charter school that does not sponsor or provide those interscholastic activities or teams in which the student desires to participate. The eligibility will be limited to participation in interscholastic activities at the school serving the attendance zone in which such student lives. Current VHSL rules restrict eligibility to participate in interscholastic activities to a "bona fide student" who is a "full-time student who is in regular attendance and is carrying a schedule of subjects which, if successfully completed, will render him/her scholastically eligible for League participation the ensuing semester" (2004-2005 VHSL Handbook).

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01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051524302  pdf

01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051524302
01/11/05  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/05  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: Students, Day Care
01/26/05  House: Stricken from docket by Education (21-Y 1-N)