Commonwealth Policy Center

Two important bills that expand opportunities to homeschoolers have been introduced in the Kentucky state legislature (House Bill 257 and Senate Bill 34). This legislation, known as “Play Fair, Kentucky!”, would allow homeschool students to join extracurricular activities in public schools. Currently, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association doesn’t allow homeschoolers into public school sports. Sports and extra-curricular activities provide children with the fundamental building blocks necessary to realize their full mental and physical potential. With the rise of homeschooling and the need for parents to have more options in their children’s education, it is time for Kentucky to join the 36 other states who have such laws in place. Play Fair, Kentucky! promotes the flourishing of all kids in our state and not just some.