LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Confusion over a law regarding extra-curricular activities in schools sparked discussion Monday at the state capitol.
Lawmakers voted to allow home schooled children to take part in interscholastic activities like band, choir and basketball. Not all schools, though, are sure who qualifies. One of the rules are even though you're taught at home, you have to take at least one class a day.
"It's just kind of hit or miss as to what you get if you're a home schooler. If you're in Bentonville, you get a pretty good situation. Somewhere else they may say, 'Well, the law is that you're supposed to take one academic class if the extracurricular activity is not an academic class.' They'll say, 'The law says one, but we're going to require three," explained Jerry Cox, the Family Council president.
Students must also score average or above on standardized tests in math, English, science and social studies.