On Tuesday the House Education Committee failed to pass HB1789, the “Tim Tebow Home School Law.” This law would have allowed home schooled students to participate in public school extracurricular activities. The bill received only 7 votes from the 20-member committee. Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle) is planning to present the bill again on Thursday. The Arkansas Education Association, the Arkansas School Board Association, the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, and the Arkansas Activities Association testified against the bill in committee today, and all are trying to kill it.
Anyone who wants to see this bill pass should contact members of the committee listed below. Below is a list of the members of the House Education Committee and how they voted on HB1789 today.
Yesterday there was some movement on the Tim Tebow bill that allows home school students to try out for extracurricular activities at their local public school.
The bill passed the Senate Education Committee yesterday, and is on its way to the entire Arkansas Senate for this week.
If you would like to contact your senator about this bill, you can leave a message for him or her at (501) 682-2902.