Wed., March 2, 2011 2:05pm (EST)

Senate Passes School Extracurricular Act
By Kristen McCrae
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Girls playing lacrosse at Salem High School (photo courtesy of Erin Millar via Flickr).
Girls playing lacrosse at Salem High School (photo courtesy of Erin Millar via Flickr).
Today, the Senate passed a bill that would allow students to participate in extracurricular activities at other local public schools.

Their school can't already offer the activity.

The bill is named after Rachel Sackett, a sophomore at a charter school.

She transferred out of Mill Creek High School last year, but now cannot play her favorite sport, lacrosse.

"I still wanted to play lacrosse, I didn't want to give it up, I wasn't ready to give it up... but I was unable to play since I don't physically attend Mill Creek which is why I contacted Senator Unterman and wanted to so deeply to get this bill passed."

The student must be approved by the principal of the school with the extracurricular program that they want to participate in.

The bill now goes to the House.