From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control and the AHSAA Legislative Council approved Tuesday a bylaw that will grant athletic eligibility for non-traditional students.
Non-traditional students include home schooled students and virtual school students, as well as students attending a charger school.
The bylaw, which was labeled Proposal 8, ratifies athletic eligibility for nontraditional students and will go into effect for the next school year. Non-traditional students will be eligible to enroll at the public school that serves the district where their parents live.
All current AHSAA eligibility and transfer rules will apply equally to traditional and non-traditional students.
“A lot of time and thought have gone into developing this important legislation,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “We now are ready to move forward. This will give our outstanding coaches an opportunity to make a positive difference in even more students’ lives.”