Senate Bill would allow homeschooled students to participate in public school activities.


Bryant Butler and his wife home school their two boys and two girls. They’re not just learning by the books. They’re all active, involved in the arts and athletics.

The oldest, Cole plays football, tap dances and plays violin.

“To us, that’s an equal part of education,” said Butler. “It’s just as important as the biology. Just as important as the Latin, any of the other languages, arts. Those things that you learn outside the classroom.”

But they’re starting to see some roadblocks to access.

“What happens in this community is we have our sports stop right around 14,” described Butler. “You’ll see football stop, as far as a rec league football.”

Activities usually shift to public school settings.

“That limits our opportunities for interaction and development,” Butler noted.

That could all change if a Senate bill survives this session.

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