Staff Analysis of the Legislation
This bill would amend Part 14 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A. to allow students not enrolled in a regular public school to participate in extracurricular activities at that school.
- It defines “non-enrolled student” as one enrolled in
- A traditional public school (not the one of desired participation);
- A charter school (the attendance zone is designated in its charter); or
- A virtual school within the attendance zone, but not enrolled in the traditional public school (the attendance zone is designated in its charter.
- The traditional school would have to accept the non-enrolled student for any and all extra-curricular activities that are not available at the school where the student is enrolled.
- The student would have to register with the principal of the traditional public school;
- The principal would have final discretion regarding the student’s participation, as long as he/she followed all local and state policies and/or charter commission policies.
- If participation is denied, the principal would have to notify in writing and include the reason the participation was denied.
- The student would be subject to the same rules, requirements and code of conduct as any other student participant.
- The SBOE would be responsible for rules and regulations for implementation of the bill, including procedures if the interest in the activity exceeds the capacity of the activity.