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Albemarle Delegate to Try ‘Tebow Bill’ Again

Posted: Updated: 1/1/2014 6:41:28 PM

The General Assembly will take another crack at a bill to allow home-schooled students to play in public school sports.

Albemarle County Republican Delegate Rob Bell has filed the "Tebow Bill" once again for this year's session. Right now, home-schoolers are banned from participating in interscholastic sports and extracurricular activities regulated by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Bell's bill has failed in three previous lawmaking sessions.

“The gentleman who's voted against it every year has retired. We're hopeful this will be the year we can expand the ability for home-schoolers to participate in high school athletics and also things like debate and choir and band competitions,” Bell said.

The Virginia School Boards Association and the VHSL have strongly opposed opening public school rosters to home school students.

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