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02/03/20- Football Scheduling Moratorium for 2021, Reminder that Contracts for Football for 2021 and Beyond Cannot be Signed at this time

February 3, 2020 Football Blog Updates


For some reason, we have received several reports of schools prematurely scheduling contests for 2021 and beyond in football. Please remember that until the alignment for 2021 and 2022 is finalized (after receipt of the 2020-21 enrollment figures in late 2020), no contract that is signed will be valid. As has been the case for many years, the four-year alignment has a two-year adjustment based on significant changes in enrollment, which could result in substantial change.

Because of the ripple effect of any change in alignment, no school may sign a contract for 2021 until the Board of Control has finalized the 2021 and 2022 adjustments. Once any adjustments are finalized this fall, the clearance will be given from the office. This includes any potential adjustments to the district scheduling grid.

Consider this as an official moratorium on signing any contracts until all changes are finalized.

There will be plenty of time for finalizing contracts and agreements once these decisions are finalized. It is also worth reminding all schools that contracts may only be signed by the Principal or Designated Representative of the school (per Bylaw 1). Coaches may not sign contracts unless they are the official Designated Representative for the school as listed on the KHSAA website directory listing.

Thanks again for your passion on behalf of Kentucky high school students and the sport of football.


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