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05/13/15 – Board of Control Adopts New Football Compliance Forms, Competitive Cheer Regional Rotation

May 13, 2015 2014-2015 News Releases



In an effort to assist its member schools in properly regulating new safety standards in football, the Board of Control adopted new compliance forms during a meeting at the KHSAA headquarters on Wednesday. The new forms will allow member schools to monitor compliance with new player safety restrictions on participation, while certifying awareness with the new measures passing during April’s Board of Control meeting in response to recommendations from the NFHS Task Force.

In order to ensure the availability of top flight judges at all regional competitive cheer competitions and minimize cross region concerns about competitive advantage, the Board approved a rotation plan for the scheduling of region competitions. The four-year rotation will alternate the order in which regional competitions are held, while ensuring that there are not an excessive number of competitions on any one weekend, and that the services provided to the students competing in competitive cheer are kept to the highest possible standard.

Wednesday’s session was the final meeting for outgoing Board members Dana Guyer (KDE appointed member), Steve Riley (Barren County) and Stan Steidel (Holmes). Taking their place on next year’s Board of Control will be Debbie Beichler (KDE appointed member), Scott Lewis (Ohio County) and Phil Rison (Montgomery County).

In other action on Wednesday, the Board:
• Approved participation in Unified Sports events as defined by Special Olympics of Kentucky provided those basketball events are approved through the Commissioner’s office, as an exception to Bylaw 9.
• Reviewed cases for schools out of compliance with Basketball Prime Date Scheduling requirements for 2014-15.
• Approved the extension of the agreement for KHSAA participation in the NFHS Network to a term of 10 years.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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