Homeschool students in a McLean County district will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities this year.
Heyworth schools have opened up their student activities to homeschool students in their district. Superintendent Lisa Taylor explains this was something the community expressed interest in and she anticipates the Board of Education approving the new policy next month.
In Heyworth, there are cuts in some sports and Taylor explains their Board discussed how to go forward with who gets spots on the teams, enrolled students or homeschool students. The decision was made to keep everything even for all students regardless of their enrollment status.
Taylor gives her board credit for listening to the community and trying to be as accommodating as possible to what they want.