The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee opted not to act on a proposal that would make school voucher students immediately eligible for the second time in three days.
However, LHSAA President Brent Vidrine, of Neville High-Monroe, said Friday that he will likely call for a special meeting for all member principals in July or August to vote on a proposal that would grant eligibility. A total of 367 high school-aged are now scheduled to receive vouchers under the Student Scholarship for Excellence Act in 2012-13. The Louisiana Legislature approved the voucher program this spring.
Vidrine said waiting until after the June 28 deadline for voucher applications will give the LHSAA a better idea of the number of students involved and what schools have receive the most voucher students.
The committee opted not to act on one proposal to grant eligibility for voucher students that was presented by Executive Director Kenny Henderson on Wednesday. Henderson presented a compromise proposal that would make voucher students eligible in 2012-13 only on Thursday.
Friday’s final day of the LHSAA’s annual summer meeting started with an executive session that lasted more than an hour. Afterwards, the committee opted to take no action on the voucher proposal.