KHSAA Board of Control Against Split

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    Also read the other article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky...l/12659289.htm

    There are other ways to solve the perceived problem than separating the public and private schools.
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    One side of that debate began yesterday when the KHSAA's Board of Control met to look over 20 proposals that the Delegate Assembly will vote on in Lexington on Oct. 20.

    No one spoke in favor of the proposal, but several board members voiced opposition to the proposal that would divide public and private schools into separate post-season competition, saying it was a "quick fix" that might have unforeseen consequences that could threaten the future of the KHSAA.

    Paul Dotson of Pike County, noting that several school superintendents had a hand in crafting the proposal, said it was "about power, about superintendents getting together . . . wanting to run athletics in this state.

    "I'm willing to stand up and stand strong for what I believe to be right. We have a great association. This (proposal) will not work!"

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    Kudos to Mr. Dotson for taking that stand.

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    I officially love Pike Co.

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    KHSAA once again worried about the all mighty dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi
    Kudos to Mr. Dotson for taking that stand.

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    Belfry has lived off kids from West Virginia. They will not support the out-of-state proposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubster
    KHSAA once again worried about the all mighty dollar.
    How would their pocketbook be impacted if there were no more private schools?

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    I like this comment the best:

    "Julian Tackett, an assistant commissioner of the KHSAA, said basketball realignment, which was just completed in the last year, would be shot to pieces if public and private schools are separated."

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    More postseason tourneys to cover with workers blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubster
    More postseason tourneys to cover with workers blah blah blah.
    I think that if the KHSAA tries to split the state into two tourneys then the privates will come up with some other model. They certainly won't let all the money that would be generated from an X / T postseason matchup flow to the KHSAA. I think that if the split happens the privates take their ball and go home and find something else that will allow them to survive.

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    Would private school kids begin to show up at public schools if this occurred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubster
    Would private school kids begin to show up at public schools if this occurred?
    I'd say it would be a possibility for some. If the Catholic education was not the first priority, I'd say its a high probability.

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    Sports are many of the kids top priority at those schools.

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    I will tell you right now the split is not going to happen. The Board of Control has to vote on it after it is passed by member schools. The Board of Control will come up with a plan to satisfy everyone.

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