Re: Kentucky High School athletic proposal
FWIW, Texas has a separate athletic association for the public schools (UIL), one for the prep schools (SPC, which includes Oklahoma) and another one for the private and parochial schools (TAPPS). The media here barely acknowledge the existence of athletic programs outside the public schools, aside from reporting the scores.
When I lived in Wisconsin, there were parallel athletic associations for the private (WISAA) and public schools (WIAA), until the private school association folded. There was much gnashing of teeth at inclusion of private schools in the sacred WIAA playoffs, particularly when some former WISAA schools won in the first year after the merger.
I'm opposed to separation, but I will admit being biased. As a Catholic school graduate, coming from a school that won quite a few OHSAA state championships in the last 30 years, I know that if Ohio had separate associations or categories of state championships, the honor would have been diluted significantly.