Gov. Nikki Haley and State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais have chosen a home schooling resource center to have a ceremonial signing of the law that allows home schoolers to participate in local public school extracurricular activities.
The Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities Act, also known as the “Tim Tebow bill” is named for the former quarterback from the University of Florida who was homeschooled in Florida, but asked for legislative permission to played on his local school’s football . Other states have followed suit, including SC.
It allows charter school students, Governor’s School students, and home school students to take part in such things as athletics, music, speech, and other extracurricular activities in the district in which the student lives. It also bars schools from contracting with extracurricular organizations that do not allow homeschoolers.
For home school students, the new law applies to those who have been homeschooled for a full academic year.