A proposed amendment to a Texas Education Code chapter covering extracurricular activities would allow music students to participate in UIL choir and band contests even if they are failing a class. In its rationale for the proposed change, TEA says UIL concert and sightreading evaluations are curricular and not competitions, since every participating school could, in theory, receive the highest rating possible. As such, TEA says these events should not be subject to passing grade requirements that govern other UIL contests. The revised rule is expected to go into effect in February.

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