The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) provides extra-curricular opportunities for students attending member schools. TAPPS does not govern or regulate attendance at these schools. The TAPPS Constitution and By-Laws establish student eligibility criteria in fulfillment of the TAPPS mission and vision. The organization developed the governing rules with input from our member schools and these rules have been refined to provide a level playing field for the over 40,000 students in TAPPS. Member schools agree to abide by these provisions with their annual membership.
The burden of proof to establish student eligibility lies with the member school in accordance with TAPPS By-Laws. St. Anthony Catholic School provided information outlining procedures and documenting student information upon request from the executive board. After review of the information and meetings with school administration, the eligibility of certain students for participation in TAPPS was not established by TAPPS. The school was notified of the decision concerning those students involved in the review. Any request for release of specific student information should be directed to St. Anthony Catholic School.