Perrin weighs in on homeschool ruling
PERRIN – Perrin-Whitt CISD school board members weighed in on whether or not to allow home schooled students to participate in school activities during the regular board meeting Tuesday, July 20.
This discussion was in response to Texas House Bill 547 which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 18. According to University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules, before the bill was signed, districts could allow home schooled students to compete, but only if they were enrolled in at least four hours of in-school instruction. HB 547 allows home schooled students to compete without the enrollment requirement and also allows school districts to opt out, if they choose.
On June 15, the UIL Legislative Council approved the modification of the rules to comply with HB 547. The changes go into effect Aug. 1.
Superintendent Cliff Gilmore claimed that those districts that opt in, even if they have just one kid take part, will have their Average Daily Attendance (ADA) go up an automatic 20%, receive no money from the state for the home schooled students, but still be required to pay for equipment, such as uniforms, pads, etc.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 28, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.