Kansas Legislature Pushes Back Against Private School Sports Domination


Legislating against greater opportunities for "ringers" might be the only thing that Topeka politicos will agree on this session. 

Other than how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

Credit to the Sentinel for doing this bit of worthwhile research . . .

In the 2020-2021 school year, private schools in Kansas — while accounting for less than 8% of all high schools — won 36% of all state championships in which they were eligible to compete, and a review of the history of state championships shows a decidedly private school flavor among the leaders in Classes 2A-5A.

As a result, KSHSAA adopted a proposal that would move a handful of private schools to a higher classification through the use of a “multiplier” toward the school’s enrollment.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Legislature considers bill to modify sports competition - The Sentinel

Last year, the Kansas State High School Athletics Association - which governs all high school sports in Kansas - adopted new rules intended to level competition between public and private schools in the state. Earlier this month, the Kansas State House of Representatives Education Committee on a bill - - which would make those rules official in the 2023-24 school year.