For the third consecutive year, Governor McAuliffe vetoed the legislation on school sport eligibility, commonly known as the Tebow Bill.
The legislation on school sports eligibility would eliminate a statewide ban prohibiting home-schooled students from participating in high school athletics and other inter-scholastic activities.
The bill is nicknamed for former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who was allowed to play football for a high school in Florida while he was being homeschooled.
Gov. McAuliffe said that allowing homschooled students to participate in inter-scholastic competitions would disrupt the “level playing field” that Virginia’s public schools have developed over the past century, and participation in athletic and academic competitions is a privlege for students who satisfy eligibility requirements.