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#12347945 - 07/19/17 11:41 AM Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity
FishyB Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 421
Loc: Keller, TX
We home school. Talked with Keller High School Bass Fishing Team; all cool to allow our son to participate with his best friend in the 2017 - 2018 season. Even went as far to raise money for our son to meet the cost, etc.... The Keller team ran this up the flagpole to the KISD board to get approval after the fact, which in turn told the team President that a home school kid couldn't participate. Needless to say my son is not happy about it but is big enough of young man to understand things aren't fair. I have nothing against the Keller High School Bass Fishing Team, so don't take it that way.

I do have heartburn with the KISD board over the situation; I pay KISD taxes and have zero benefit. All of the items the board says are the reasons for not allowing participation are easy to overcome and can be verified; simply put they don't want to have to deal with it. Still thinking about reaching out to the Texas Home School Coalition and speak with their legal counsel about the matter, perhaps there is some educating to be done at the ISD level...not sure what the rights truly are but willing to fight for my son to 1) carry on his passion to fish, 2) spend time on the water with his buddy and 3) set precedence for future kids if there is a path of resolution.

Okay off my soapbox.
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#12347963 - 07/19/17 11:49 AM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
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Bad decision they made.
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#12348026 - 07/19/17 12:15 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
SweetRay Offline
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Registered: 11/12/16
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Loc: Somerville Tx
Contact HSLDA. Homeschool legal defense association. I believe the school is required to allow your son to compete.
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#12348094 - 07/19/17 12:41 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
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Simply have him participate as team home schooler. No reason he cannot be an independent
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#12348107 - 07/19/17 12:46 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
Tim Haugh Offline
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Registered: 07/18/05
Posts: 446
Loc: Tyler, Tx
This came from HSLDA:

Because Texas does not have a law granting homeschooled students the right to participate in public school classes and activities, individual schools and schools districts have the authority to decide whether to allow homeschool students to participate. Policies vary according to district. On the other hand, Texas’ athletic association, the University Interscholastic League, prohibits homeschool student’s participation in UIL sports at the local public school. See the UIL’s eligibility policy: http://www.uiltexas.org/policy/eligibility


Looks as though Keller ISD can call the shots as they please.

If your son wants to compete, y'all can make your own club team and join the THSBA. Now, if your son's best friend attends Keller, he will have to fish for them, per our rules. If he is also homeschooled, simply fill out the membership packet for your own club. The membership packet can be found on the THSBA website, www.texashighschobassassn.com and send it in to the address within the packet.

If you do in fact form your own club, you will still be required to follow all the academic eligibility rules, just as the rest of the teams that fish in the THSBA.

Hope this helps.

Tim Haugh
President, THSBA
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#12348132 - 07/19/17 12:58 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
TripletsFish Offline
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Registered: 08/31/12
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Colleyville-Heritage and Grapevine have teams.

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#12348134 - 07/19/17 12:59 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
SweetRay Offline
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Registered: 11/12/16
Posts: 77
Loc: Somerville Tx
Tim,
Thank you for clearing that up. It is nice to see a president of an organization giving the information and showing how a homeschooler can still compete.
Thank you
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#12348158 - 07/19/17 01:11 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
FishyB Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 421
Loc: Keller, TX
Tim,

I have read the same thing, however, the statements made by the board circle back on themselves and contradict their reasoning.

If a homeschooler can participate in UIL events per the Tebow Bill, they should certainly be able to participate in a club or extracurricular activities; saying they follow the guidelines set forth in the bill. The guidelines of course deal with the ability of providing academic eligibility, which is actually not a problem for homeschoolers to provide.

Also, you and I have had a conversation on the phone in the past about homeschool participation, which you deemed to be not a problem, which is the same thing that we were told at the initial meeting for the 2017-2018. Now we get to hear about school board approval per the THSBA and find out that it's at the boards discretion.

At the end of the day it's probably not worth fighting but it is the principle of the matter.
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#12348170 - 07/19/17 01:18 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
FishyB Offline
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Registered: 05/29/14
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Loc: Keller, TX
To follow up.....this was a rant. Frustrated dad trying to do right for his kid.

We can fish regardless.
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#12350355 - 07/20/17 04:47 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1580
Loc: Lake Fork
Sorry you've had problems.
We have a homeschool student that wishes to fish with our team this year. THSBA says no problem so we're going with it. Not asking school board, just going with it.

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#12351798 - 07/21/17 01:13 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
DuctsZX250 Online   content
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Registered: 05/23/12
Posts: 442
Guess I am not clear on any of this. I thought THSBA was not even recognized by the UIL or any School district in Texas?

If that is the case, how can they dictate who and who cannot fish?

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#12352787 - 07/22/17 05:06 AM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
cbeathard Offline
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Registered: 04/29/17
Posts: 36
Loc: Denton Tx
THSBA isnt a UIL sport. However if the school doesnt want him on the team then so be it. However, my little brother and I started one up in Pilot Point and it is not funded or carried by the school. I'll give the team a shout and it it's ok with them and if ya'll are interested the kid can come join us. It's a bit of a drive for you but it could be an opportunity

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#12353967 - 07/22/17 11:32 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
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Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 53
Loc: Baytown,Tx
I feel your pain and understand your aggravation. I had this similar problem last year with our district. Our district only fishes SETX and there rules allow 7th - 12th grades to fish. However our district only allows 9th-12th. This year my daughter will be in 9th and not sure what's gonna happen this year cause my daughter wants to fish the THSBA Houston and SETX this spring provide no dates over lap. Not sure if the school will sign off on fishing THSBA.

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#12354075 - 07/23/17 07:32 AM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: Catching Air]
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Registered: 06/26/16
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Catching Air
I feel your pain and understand your aggravation. I had this similar problem last year with our district. Our district only fishes SETX and there rules allow 7th - 12th grades to fish. However our district only allows 9th-12th. This year my daughter will be in 9th and not sure what's gonna happen this year cause my daughter wants to fish the THSBA Houston and SETX this spring provide no dates over lap. Not sure if the school will sign off on fishing THSBA.


Is your club an "after school club"? Our school isn't involved in what tournaments we fish and I tell the members they can fish what tournaments they want as long as they have a boat captain willing to help them out. Is it the school that won't alllow it or the club advisor? I'd like to do some of the SETX this year but it depends on my schedule. I think one tournament overlaps with THSBA.
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#12354719 - 07/23/17 05:22 PM Re: Disappointment With High School Bass Fishing Opportunity [Re: FishyB]
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whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 18252
Loc: Aledo
There is always the option of putting the kid in public school.

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