Louisiana High School Athletic Association has a “home-school” issue on their agenda:
“We need to make a stand, one way or the other, on how to handle home-schooled students this year,” Henderson said in the meeting held at the new LHSAA office. “If we don’t, the Legislature may step in and make one for us.
Currently, a broad LHSAA rule allows students in a home-school program approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education or a home-bound program to compete if he/she enrolls at a member school and the school agrees to record the student’s grades in its records.
The first proposal sets guidelines that home-schooled student must meet in order to gain eligibility, including guidelines on how grades can be verified.
Meanwhile, the second proposal would make home-schooled students ineligible at all its member schools. An online survey generated by the LHSAA was also distributed and it showed a 154-19 vote against allowing home-schooled students to play.
If the second item is approved, Henderson said it would make all home-schooled students currently playing for LHSAA schools ineligible.
My understanding is that LA is a private school state. The students the coaches are talking about appear to be enrolled in approved schools or school programs – public or private (as opposed to private school home educators do not submit for approval – instead a letter of intent is sent to the state.) So, why don’t the coaches want them?
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