MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Central Board of Control and AHSAA Legislative Council approved Tuesday a bylaw that will grant athletic eligibility for non-traditional students. Non-traditional students include students who are home school students, virtual school students or students attending a charter school.
The action was one of eight proposals passed at the Spring meeting of the Central Board of Control and of the Legislative Council.
The bylaw ratifies athletic eligibility for non-traditional 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 reside. All current AHSAA eligibility and transfer rules will apply equally to traditional and non-traditional students. The complete guidelines can be found at www.ahsaa.com at the following link: http://www.ahsaa.com/New-By-Laws.
AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said many hours have gone into developing the bylaw that addresses the concerns of non-traditional students and AHSAA member schools.
“A lot of time and thought have gone into developing this important legislation,” he said. “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.”