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Home-School Kids Not Allowed Into Extracurriculars

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. - On Monday, the Williamson County School Board voted against allowing home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities.

In 2010, the TSSAA ruled that home-schooled student could play sports at public schools-- but that decision was left up to each district. Director of Williamson County Schools Dr. Mike Looney said they have been involved in philosophical discussions about whether or not they will allow home-schooled student to participate in those extracurricular activities.

During a work session on Thursday, the vote was split down the middle with the 12 school board members on where they stood on the issue. For the measure to pass, seven of the 12 board members would have to vote in favor of allowing home-schooled students to participate.

Dr. Looney said the board has only received a hand full of calls on both sides of this issue. The vote was 8 to 3 against. 

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