Friday, May 03, 2013
Ind. Gov't. - "New IHSAA rule provides options for athletes schooled at home"
Nathan Baird reports the story in the Lafayette Journal Courier. A quote:
A measure passed by the IHSAA Board of Directors on Monday gives home-school students ... the option of playing sports at the public school in their district of residence — if other criteria are also met.
The student-athlete must complete the IHSAA eligibility requirements, including passing a physical and participating in the required number of practices; must have been home-schooled for the previous three consecutive years; must complete all Indiana Department of Education statewide testing; must submit grade information to the school; and must be enrolled at the school in which it is participating in athletics for a least one class per day.
IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox said the idea originated in the legislature in 2011. Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) introduced a bill allowing home-school students to participate in athletics that did not pass the Senate, but Cox said the IHSAA continued to discuss the option with Wesco and other legislators.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 3, 2013 11:22 AM
Posted to Indiana Government