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We are in York County SC and being told by the school district that if we switch to homeschool my child can no longer participate in High School band. This feels a little discriminatory to me, since if he played a sport this would be no problem and he would be allowed to continue. Has anyone had experience in this area?

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Dianna

Hi Becki,

 

Read through the 59-63-100 Equal Access to Interscholastic Activities section here: https://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/homeschool-faqs/sc-homeschool-law/

 

This also relates to sports, so if you have proof that the school allows students to continue sports without waiting a year, then you need to bring that up when you talk to the school about this law.

 

Dianna

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LeslieOwens

We asked middle school band teacher if we could participate in 7th grade band and he responded - he didn’t think we could. 
No one in admin ever responded when we withdrew. 

 

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Rachel C.

Beckie,

If it is marching band, you may be able to pursue it;however, in our district, Lexington 1, my daughter couldn't participate (or audit) orchestra because it wasn't an elective--it was a graded class. The district manipulated the interpretation of the Equal Access legistlation We even got HSLDA involved and were in litigation for 4 years with no success--just a lot of delays, stalling, mediation (their solution was that we could put my daughter in school and bypass school choice and she could go anywhere she wanted).  Good luck!

 

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