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Home school students in Ouachita Parish excluded from extra curricular activities

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Ouachita Parish School Board voted in support of a resolution that will exclude home schooled and virtual learning children from extra curricular activities.

Superintendent Webber believes the measure is in the best interest of the school system, and says having children involved in extra curricular activities is easier to hold them accountable in a parish classroom.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association in the past has left the decision of allowing home scholars  to participate in extra curricular activities up to the school principals.

After a vote of local principals the board voted to turn those children away today.

Assistant superintendent Randy Hammett says he has received numerous calls from parents who home school their children.

Those parents pay taxes to support the schools, however he says they still have to play by the rules.

There is a Christian Home School Association in Monroe that does participate in sports but does not have an organized football team.  
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