House moving its own Tebow bill

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

February 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates is moving its own Tim Tebow bill that includes a few key differences from the bill the Senate passed earlier this session.

The bill, HB 3127, was approved by the House Education Committee on a voice vote Tuesday morning. It would allow home school students to play public school sports if certain requirements are met.

To be eligible, a home school student would have to show academic progress on a standardized test, be enrolled in one virtual school course through their county school system or state Department of Education along with meeting age and other eligibility requirements.

The student would only be eligible to play for a school in his or her attendance zone. If the student is in pubic school and then transfers to home school they would have to sit out a year.