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Bill to Allow Home-Schoolers to Play Sports Signed

Last week, Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 42, a bill that would allow home school students in grades six through 12 to participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities in the student’s resident public school system, into law.

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“I was incredibly honored to stand beside Governor Kemp as he signed Senate Bill 42, also known as the Dexter Mosely Act, into law,” said Senator Bruce Thompson (R – White). “This legislation is six years in the making and will expand athletic opportunities to more of Georgia’s youth. While homeschooled students are typically taught the same subjects as their peers in public schools, they have previously been deemed ineligible from participating in team sports, solely because they are homeschooled. Additionally, their parents pay the same taxes that fund these public schools. Thanks to this new law, homeschooled students will now have the same opportunities that their public school friends have.”

For the full list of legislation signed by Gov. Kemp, please follow this link:

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  1. Chris Coppenbarger

    June 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    The RED FLAG is that the home study student has to be enrolled in a qualified course facilitated by the student’s school district. No thanks.

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