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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Home-schooled students and those attending private, virtual or charter schools would have to be allowed to play sports and participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school under a proposal backed by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature.

The proposal was set to be added to the state budget by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday.

A student attending a charter school or a private school could only participate in a sport not offered at their private or charter school.

The students could be charged to participate, and home schooled students who are determined to be academically ineligible could be barred by the public school board from playing sports.

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