The KSHSAA proposal could pit private schools against public school sports

The Kansas State Board of Education will consider a proposal this week that would affect how private schools such as Topeka’s Hayden High School and Cair Paravel Latin School report their enrollment for sports and activity competitions.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) will present at the board of education meeting Tuesday and Wednesday a recommendation to use a multiplication formula to account for the enrollment of the state’s 28 private schools that are members of the association.

Who would be affected in the Topeka area by the multiplier?

Developed by a KSHSAA task force, the multiplier formula was approved by the association’s Board of Directors last April, then went through a vote by all member schools in June. It now goes to the 10-member Board of Education.

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