No list is kept. However, parents do have to request a form, that the legislature mandated in 2005, with a “security seal” that prevents copying. The opt out form is not sent back to the state, it’s given to the school. By statute, no one keeps a list of those who take advantage of the opt out.
Before Governor Perry’s EO RP, the only way to request the form was in person or by writing. Now, because of that EO, parents may request the form on the internet, cutting time and trouble.
I’ve always been half certain that the reason the Texas Medial Association and the other medical associations did not back the EO, was primarily because it made opting out easier and side tracked plans in 2007 to make the opt out yearly. (There’s also the fact that the Governor is pro-life, and a lot of those in power hate that.)
Interesting observations. Thanks for posting.
But who is to say there wouldn't be lists kept in the future?