School choice changes for non-traditional student-athletes in Florida

School choice isn’t just for traditional student-athletes anymore.

Manatee County made alterations, based on Florida Statute 1006.15, that details the requirements for students wishing to participate in extracurricular student activities, including sports. Those changes mean non-traditional students such as home-schooled, full-time Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and charter school students can school choice next year.

In the past, those student-athletes could only play athletics at the school they were zoned for, but that will change for the 2017-18 school year, Manatee County athletic director Jason Montgomery said in an email release.

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