This NCHE brief • provides an overview of the importance of extracurricular activities in supporting school engagement and success, • reviews McKinney-Vento Act requirements related to the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness, and • suggests strategies for ensuring the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness.
UIL (University Interscholastic League)
This brief, part of the Getting to Graduation Series by SchoolHouse Connection, provides an overview of the law perttaining to homeless student participation in extra-curricular activities and strategies to overcoming barriers to their full participation.
This template may be modified to help provide documentation for homeless students seeking to participate in extra-curricular and athletic activities.
For the more than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school and college teams who have no stable place to live, sports provide a way to survive – and even thrive. This Sports Illustrated article chronicles the lives of some of these remarkable young people. Read the article here.
UIL publishes this document to provide member schools notice of Texas Education Agency regulations which relate to UIL and all other extracurricular activities sponsored or sanctioned by the school district. Texas Education Agency staff does not answer questions for UIL activities concerning the issues set forth in this document. That authority was delegated to the UIL by the Commissioner of Education effective June 1, 1994. This document provides explanations and interpretations of SBOE
rules, Commissioner of Education rules, UIL Constitution and Contest Rules and statute.
University Interscholastic League (UIL): Overview of Eligibility Provisions for Children and Youth in Homeless Situations