Proposed Bill Ensures Equal…

By unanimously passing SB 81, Home School Students and Extracurricular Activities Amendments, on February 5, 2007, the Senate Education Committee endorsed the importance of a level-playing field for all Utah students when it comes to participating in extracurricular activities at public schools. Sutherland Institute President Paul T. Mero testified in support of this bill saying, “What this bill does is create uniformity where uniformity does not exist.” Currently, not all school districts throughout Utah allow home school students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, music, drama, etc. Mero says there is no reason to exclude home school students. “[Parents of home school students] pay their taxes for other peoples’ children and then they pay for their own.” SB 81 now goes to the full Senate.