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Public School Access for Homeschoolers—A Legal Summary


The Supreme Court of Montana ruled that school district policy which kept non-public students from participating in sports programs was “reasonable.” The district’s interest in developing full academic potential in each student outweighed the students’ right to play sports. Kaptein v. Conrad School District, 931 P.2d 1311 (Mont. 1997).