Georgia Lawmakers Eye Another Charter School Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - A House committee has passed a bill that would allow charter school students to participate in sports and clubs at traditional public schools.

Senate Bill 34 is headed to the full House for a vote. It already passed the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, the bill's sponsor, says the proposal would give children who attend a charter school where some activities aren't offered a chance to participate in team sports and clubs. Opponents say the measure places added costs on cash-strapped schools to accommodate children that aren't enrolled there.

The legislation was prompted by Rachel Sackett, a Gwinnett County high school student and lacrosse player whose charter school did not offer the sport.

The bill was debated last year but wasn't approved.



Senate Bill 34:

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