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SB 0034 - Education; authorize public school students in charter schools/virtual schools to participate in extracurricular activities at resident schools

Tracking Level: Hot
Sponsor: Rogers,Chip 21st
Last Action: 3/26/2012 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Senate Committee: ED&Y
House Committee: Ed
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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.

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