The Delegate Assembly of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association voted today to split public and private schools into separate championship play.
A two-thirds majority (184) of the 275 delegates in attendance at the meeting in downtown Lexington was needed for the public-private proposal to pass. The delegates voted 195-78 in favor of it.
The KHSAA has 282 member schools, 48 of which are private.
Today’s vote is just the first step in possibility restructuring the playoffs.
The KHSAA’s Board of Control will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the state Board of Education, which will then OK it, reject it or send it back to the KHSAA for more work.
There also is a chance the state legislature could get involved in settling the issue.
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