Why can't the public school powers that be get this one through their thick skulls?

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    Why can't the public school powers that be get this one through their thick skulls?

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    Many public schools have complained about private schools' abilities to draw their students -- and athletes -- from many counties.

    In his district, Sears noted, "the kids here come from Somerset or Pulaski County. One county only."

    "It's a bold step," Sears said of separation. "It's something that could have been prevented -- and something that possibly can still be prevented -- but the ball is certainly in the private schools' court."

    What could private schools -- who won 17 of Kentucky's 30 state championships last school year -- do to quell the separation movement?

    "Define your feeder system," Spears said. "Define your boundaries. That's exactly what we (the public schools) do."

    If this is the main complaint then all the public schools need to do is quit restricting their own boundaries and then this complaint is a non-issue.

    You can't self impose restrictions on your own school district and then complain that others won't do the same. The practice is not only stupid but it is un-american.
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    I may be a little off here but wouldn't Lexington Catholic's and/or Lex. Christian's boundaries be pretty large???

    What is the nearest Catholic high school to Lexington Catholic in all North, South, East, West directions?

    Plus would public independent school districts have to define boundaries too and not except students from other areas?

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    I think what they are saying is they do not like it period. Why would they do the very thing they dislike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
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    If this is the main complaint then all the public schools need to do is quit restricting their own boundaries and then this complaint is a non-issue.

    You can't self impose restrictions on your own school district and then complain that others won't do the same. The practice is not only stupid but it is un-american.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
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    If this is the main complaint then all the public schools need to do is quit restricting their own boundaries and then this complaint is a non-issue.

    You can't self impose restrictions on your own school district and then complain that others won't do the same. The practice is not only stupid but it is un-american.

    The Catholic schools cater to Catholic kids first and foremost, or at least it seems it should be that way. How do you define those bounderies, and most of the catholic schools are within the bounderies of the public schools. It is much easier said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Henderson
    I think what they are saying is they do not like it period. Why would they do the very thing they dislike?
    There are lots of things I don't like and choose not to do but I have no right to impose my likes and dislikes on others.

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    Also, there are other issues besides football that are causing this no solution debate. I have not read one idea on this matter that does not have its problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher
    The Catholic schools cater to Catholic kids first and foremost, or at least it seems it should be that way. How do you define those bounderies, and most of the catholic schools are within the bounderies of the public schools. It is much easier said than done.
    What are you talking about? If the issue is boundaries the answer is simple, don't impose any boundaries. The KHSAA does not impose boundaries on the member schools so this is nothing more than a choice made on the local level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Henderson
    Also, there are other issues besides football that are causing this no solution debate. I have not read one idea on this matter that does not have its problems.
    What is the problem with no boundaries for all schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    What is the problem with no boundaries for all schools?
    Well obviously a school could have 50 students enroll, while a school 3 miles away is trying to fit 750 kids into a school that holds 400.

    If you mean that after Boone Co. has enrolled all the students that reside in its district and they decide they can handle 60 more students then kids from Ryle, Conner, Lloyd, Scott have a shot at those 60 spots then that's different.

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    You are being silly.

    You would have to take all the students in your district and you could take all the out of district students you have space for. Most schools take care of this issue by testing incoming students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    You are being silly.

    You would have to take all the students in your district and you could take all the out of district students you have space for. Most schools take care of this issue by testing incoming students.

    I don't follow you.

    You want schools with no boundaries. How do you do that? Wouldn't it be like musical chairs?

    Like 2004:

    North 800
    South 800
    East 800

    Then 2005: (100 students from North leave and 50 go to South, 50 to East)

    North 700
    South 850
    East 850

    Then what happens in 2006 if only 500 want to go to North... and South and East can only handle 900 students?

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    How does NCC do it? How does Highlands do it? Beechwood? None of them have boundaries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWatcher
    The Catholic schools cater to Catholic kids first and foremost, or at least it seems it should be that way. How do you define those bounderies, and most of the catholic schools are within the bounderies of the public schools. It is much easier said than done.
    Whatever, when I played I think there were more Catholics on Manuals squad than St. X's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    How does NCC do it? How does Highlands do it? Beechwood? None of them have boundaries...
    So you Are talking open enrollment state wide. Where you start as a freshmen is where you go. I like it!

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