TL;DR - Check with admin and board policy before responding to parent again.
25. May a (fine arts director, coach, or academic sponsor) teacher or extracurricular sponsor responsible
for posting a student’s grade give points or subtract points from a grade when a student (excels in or) does or
does not (fully) participate in an extracurricular activity?
The teacher of a class is responsible for assessing students for promotion based only on “academic achievement or demonstrated proficiency of the subject matter of
the course or grade level” (TEC §28.021). The board of trustees of a school district may adopt a policy governing methods of assessment in the district. Unless prohibited by local policy, if a student is enrolled in a class in
which participation in extracurricular activities is a reasonable expectation of the class, the teacher may consider the student’s participation in the extracurricular activity when assigning the grade for the grading period
during which the extracurricular activity occurred. A student may not be failed in a class solely on participation
in the extracurricular activity component of the class.
The student should be made aware of the requirement to participate in extracurricular activities prior to or
upon enrollment in the course.
An exception to this provision is that a student who is ineligible to participate in an extracurricular activity
as defined in 19 TAC §76.1001 (a) shall not suffer a grade penalty for failure to participate in the extracurricular
activity or public performance.