Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislation on school sport eligibility

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. 

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