South Dakota lawmakers kill bill limiting access to school activities for homeschooled children

The Senate Education Committee voted Thursday to repeal the bill. This measure would allow homeschooling students to participate in school activities only through their Homeschool District or Homeschool Attendant Center, based on where they live, rather than through open enrollment with the school district. bottom.

The introduction of Senate Bill 57 this year follows the passage of Senate Bill 177 in 2021, which expanded access to district activities for alternative instruction or homeschooled students.

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Legislators said on Thursday that Sen. Ryan Maher, a supporter of the bill, Republican Sen. , and the South Dakota Education Association.

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