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Section 80 – Students Not Living With Parents

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  1. Students not Living with Parents are ineligible if they have been induced to come to or remain at a member school. Inducement includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Offer or acceptance of the payment of tuition
    • Offer or acceptance of a reduction in tuition payments (outside of School Financial Aid Programs)
    • Offer or acceptance of board
    • Offer or acceptance of lodging
    • Offer or acceptance of transportation
    • Offer or acceptance of a job for a parent or guardian
    • Offer or acceptance of payment for athletic camp registration
    • Offer or acceptance of payment for summer conditioning programs, or conditioning camps
    • Offer or acceptance of cash payments
    • Offer or promise of University or college scholarships
    • Offer or acceptance of free or reduced cost private instruction
    • Offer or acceptance of any other valuable consideration
  2. Students not Living with Parents who live with immediate family members are eligible upon approval by the TAPPS Executive Board. For TAPPS purposes, the term family member refers to biological or adopted parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Cousins and other family members do not qualify for TAPPS purposes.
  3. Students not Living with Parents who live with someone other than immediate family members (The Host family and the Guardian must be the same person) are ineligible to participate in Varsity athletic competition for one calendar year from the first day of attendance at the TAPPS member high school. After completing this one year of ineligibility, the Student not Living with Parents is eligible for Varsity
    • Students not Living with Parents who attend a member school’s elementary/junior high school for one or more years are eligible for varsity sports upon entering high school.
    • Students not Living with Parents are eligible for Varsity Athletic participation upon review and approval by TAPPS in the following instances:
      • If a student’s parents are alive but a guardian of his/her person has been established by the appropriate authority and recorded in the county clerk’s office more than one year prior to application,
      • If a student’s parents are alive but no legal guardian of his/her person has been established by the appropriate authority and recorded in the county clerk’s office, guardianship may be established if the student has resided with  and been supported by the guardian for more than three (3) years prior to application,
      • If a student’s parents are deceased and the student resides with and is supported by grandparents, aunt/uncle or brother/sister for TAPPS eligibility purposes.
      • If students are placed in a Boarding Facility, as licensed by the state of Texas as a child care facility. This includes students whose parents who are living or deceased
    • Students not Living with Parents who transfer to a TAPPS school, are ineligible at the new school for varsity competition for one calendar year.
    • Students not Living with Parents who attend one TAPPS school and transfers to another TAPPS school are ineligible for varsity sports for one year at the new school.
    • A Previous Athletic Participation Form is required on all students in accordance with Section 104 of the TAPPPS By-Laws.
    • If a change in guardianship occurs, a new Students not Living with Parents Form must be submitted to the TAPPS Executive Board for review and approval. The student will not be eligible for varsity participation until such approval is made.
  4. Regardless of the student’s age, to be eligible for participation in TAPPS, a student must live with
    • Parent(s),
    • approved relatives,
    • approved guardians or
    • other approved adults.