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Public Vs Private
Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic AD Ron Williams talks about the Private vs Public issue LCC faced this year...
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OHSAA COMPETITIVE BALANCE IV-If First You Don't Succeed, try, try, again,again,again. againupdated 3-19-14
PODCAST - CLICK HERE - IHSA's Matt Troha talks about the new Success Advancement Component, approved by the IHSA Board
CLICK HERE - Nebraska School Activities Association will consider rules to discourage last-minute, illegitimate student transfers
No Petition for Separate State Tournaments submitted to the OHSAA
OHSAA Release“The deadline for member schools to submit petitions for 2014 referendum items was Monday, December 2, which the schools would then vote on in May. There were no petitions submitted. The OHSAA had anticipated that a petition might be submitted regarding separation of team sport tournaments into public and private divisions. However, no petition was submitted. The OHSAA’s Competitive Balance Committee, which has created proposals the last three years that the membership voted down, will continue to meet and, along with the Board of Directors, will continue to evaluate this situation. There is no definite timeframe for another competitive balance proposal or other details available at this time.”
Sacred Heart-Griffin AD/head football coach Ken Leonard speaks out against the proposed "Success Factor" rule that the IHSA is considering.
CLICK HERE - Private school teams with history of success may be moving up a classification — if vote passes
Forbes Storyupdated 3-26-13
updated 1-27-13 CLICK HERE - LOUISIANA Votes to separate football tournaments
Public vs Private Comes To Illinoisupdated 12-8-12
Interview with Mooseheart Executive Director Scott Hart
NORTH CAROLINAupdated 11-29-12
CLICK HERE - School officials preparing proposal to help level playing field for teams with long-standing struggles
reply from University Interscholastic League Jamey Harrison, EdD Deputy Director on UIL Proposal
In June, the UIL Standing Committee on Policy heard a proposal from members of the Texas Association of Non-public School (TANS) requesting the Policy Committee authorize a task force to review the feasibility of adding a private school division within the UIL. The Policy Committee voted to authorize the task force to allow for a conversation on the topic. UIL staff is currently working to create it and schedule meetings. At this point, we do not know the composition of the task force or the schedule for the task force to meet.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Markum told us in a phone conversation they were not informed of the proposal until after the UIL announced it
reply from Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Director Don Markum on UIL Proposal
TCAF is aware of a proposal presented to the UIL from the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Non-Public Schools to create a Private School Division in the UIL. We will watch with great interest as the UIL moves forward with this study. We believe we offer the highest standard in Private School Sports and Academic Fellowship in Texas and look forward to future growth in the Texas market.
reply from Southwest Preparatory Conference Athletics - Dan Lee on UIL Proposal
The SPC, while always interested in private school affairs in the state of Texas, will continue to operate as an independent schools conference as is regardless of what the UIL does with the survey it is conducting.
reply from TAPPS Director - Edd Burleson on UIL Proposal
UIL may add Private School Division?The UIL is also looking into the possibility of adding a new Private School only classification for the state. Presently the authorized Private school governing bodies for high school competition is split between the Texas Asoociation of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), the Texas Chistian Athletic League (TCAL) and the Southwest Prepartory Conference (SPC). This move is being made on the recommendation of the Texas Association of Non-Public Schools.
Charter Schoolsupdated 7-5-12
WASHINGTON DCupdated 6-26-12
Red Lion Christian asks for DIAA reinstatement
OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – January 12, 2012The Board unanimously approved a motion to continue to support the work of the OHSAA’s Competitive Balance Committee, which meets again January 31. The motion was in response to a letter received from an Ohio public school superintendent that requested the Board of Directors immediately create a referendum item to go to the membership this spring that would place public and non-public schools into separate tournaments.
West Virginiaupdated 4-20-12
New Jerseyupdated 2-13-12
CLICK HERE - New legislation seeks to lessen FHSAA's power, allow charter schools to operate like private schoolsupdated 1-31-12
DEVELOPING - Northwest Conference (OHIO)updated 12-1-11
Thanks to Aaron Matthews of 104.9 The Eagle
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN - Listen to the entire press conference on the decision of LCC to withdraw from the NWC
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN -Aaron Matthews talks with LCC Athletic Director Ron Williams about the decision for LCC to withdraw from the NWC
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN - Aaron Matthews talks with LCC Football Coach Jerry Cooper about the decision for LCC to withdraw from the NWC
L.C.C. REQUESTS WITHDRAWAL FROM NORTHWEST CONFERENCEThe Northwest Conference is announcing today that in accordance with Article III, Section 2.4 of the NWC Constitution, Lima Central Catholic High School has submitted a request to withdraw from the Northwest Conference at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.
The conference is also announcing that a two year scheduling agreement between LCC and other NWC schools will be implemented to assist all parties in a smooth transition of athletic scheduling. This agreement will cover schools years 2013-14 and 2014-15 and will conclude at the end of 2014-15.
This decision was reached after productive meetings between the principals and athletic directors of both LCC and all other NWC schools. After being approached by certain conference members expressing concerns about competitive balance in the NWC, LCC felt it was in the best interests of all to initiate discussions to address these issues.
UPDATED - Press Conference to be held at 1pm Thursday, 12-1-11
courtesy 93.1 the Fan in Lima
Vince Koza comments on the Northwest Conference possibly asking Lima Central Catholic to leave...
near the end of the audio...you will hear Coldwater football coach Chip Otten first and Kenton football coach Mike Mauk discuss LCC...
LCC AD Ron WilliamsJust talked on the phone with Ron and he has verified Mike Mullen's email below concerning this issue
email to the Senior Reports
At this time, there has been no formal agreement reached regarding the future status of Lima Central Catholic in the Northwest Conference.
Discussion on this matter has occurred, and naturally, there are rampant “rumors.”
The post you have listed below is one of the options being considered, but there has been no resolution of the matter as yet.
If and when a change is made in the status of membership in the NWC, the media
will be officially notified.
Mike Mullen - NWC Commissioner/Secretaryupdated 11-28-11
LCC out of the Northwest ConferenceVince Koza on The Fan talked about this today...
changes coming to the NWC and it looks like LCC will no longer be a member of the NWC. Rumors say there was a vote today...that has not taken place at this time. But there is enough known that it will take place as all involved are discussing terms.
Vince Koza Audioaudio courtesy 93.1 The Fan
Reader Reply to article above11-25-11
I am not sure if you forwarded this to me given the topic or if I have subscribed to a service that gets The Senior Reports. Regardless, I appreciated receiving the article and was interested in the article.
I have a few thoughts/comments based on what I read.
I would like to clarify Commissioner Cox's quote about private/parochial schools, "They recruit students." I would expand that statement to say that Roncalli recruits students according to the following format:
1. Students that currently are enrolled in our Catholic grades schools. 2. Catholic students in our Catholic feeder parishes that attend public schools but who also participate in Catholic youth ministry/faith formation programs. 3. Students who have attended one of our Open Houses. 4. Students who have come and shadowed for a day at Roncalli 5. Students/families who have called our school and asked to be placed on our mailing list.For #1 and #2 those are mailing lists that we receive each August/September from our Catholic grade schools and parishes.
For #3, #4 and #5, the student/family must initiate the contact before any Roncalli literature or communication will take place.
At no time is Roncalli involved in any contact or recruitment of a random student that does not fit into one of the five categories above. I cannot speak nor do I wish to speak for the other private/parochial schools in the state but I can say that for most/all Catholic schools in the state, their student recruitment process would the same/similar.
Next comment - what unfair advantage do folks claim that Warren, Carmel, Center Grove, Penn, Snider, Hamilton SE have since they have dominated Class 5A football for decades! Are they doing something illegal/unfair that is not going on at Lawrence North, Valpo, TH South, Jeffersonville, and other 5A schools?
There does need to be some tweaking of the by laws as it relates to the class tournaments. I have been in discussion with principals of some other local Catholic high schools. I am hopeful that we can come to some consensus and offer a proposal for consideration by the IHSAA Board of Directors to consider as well.
Thanks again for forwarding the article. I look forward to the discussion in the coming months.
Chuck Weisenbach, Principal Roncalli High School - Indianapolis, IN 46227
Private vs Public Debateupdated 12-28-10
CLICK HERE - Leveling the playing field: Wayne County superintendents take aim at public vs. private
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