04/15/14 – Middle School Regulation-Repeating Students, Age

April 18, 2014 Middle School Blog Updates and Information

As part of its required charge, the Middle School Advisory Committee has recommended the change below to the Kentucky Board of Education. The change was approved through two readings of the Kentucky Board of Education, and is slated for final consideration by the General Assembly (Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee) in June, 2014.

Below is the text of the relevant portion of the regulation. It is important to note that the regulation change has a phase-in date in 2015-2016, however the regulation is not final until approved by the Kentucky General Assembly through its committees.

(7) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year and thereafter, require that no student enrolled initially in grade (5) through grade (8) during the 2015-2016 school year or thereafter who is repeating a grade for any reason be eligible to compete in interscholastic competition involving students enrolled in grades six (6) through eight (8) while repeating a grade;

(8) Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, require that a student who turns:

(a) Fifteen (15) years of age prior to August 1 of the current school year shall not be eligible for interscholastic athletics in Kentucky in competition against students exclusively enrolled in grades eight (8) and below;
(b) Fourteen (14) years of age prior to August 1 of the current school year shall not be eligible for interscholastic athletics in Kentucky in competition against students exclusively enrolled in grades seven (7) and below; and
(c) Thirteen (13) years of age prior to August 1 of the current school year shall not be eligible for interscholastic athletics in Kentucky in competition against students exclusively enrolled in grades six (6) and below;