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WIAA Questions Plan for Home-Schooled Athletes

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Language added to the state budget last week by the legislature s Joint Finance Committee would require public schools to allow many private, virtual, charter and homeschooled students who live in their district to participate in their sports teams and other extracurricular activities.
 
WIAA Executive Director, Dave Anderson tells us he was shocked to learn this was brought up in the first place.
 
 
 
If it remains in the budget, Anderson says it could impact districts across the state, while also likely requiring the WIAA to change its rules for participation. Anderson also says it could also cause complications for some many rural districts, where the chance to compete in sports is the main attraction for staying at a high school, rather than exploring a virtual school curriculum.

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