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07/22/22- Board of Control conducts first meeting of 2022-23 year

July 22, 2022 2022-2023 News Releases



The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year this week in Louisville, one of the six scheduled meetings throughout the school calendar.

After completing its orientation, members went into a work session to discuss a variety of issues, the majority of which was information for future action. The meeting was led by new board president Matt Wilhoite and president-elect Darrell Billings.

The session focused on laying the groundwork for the 2022-23 year consideration including-

A progress report on the enhanced monitoring of Bowling Green High School for a three-year period with the designation of a KHSAA liaison following the agreed order signed in June.

The process using enrollment and classification will occur this year for football, cross country, and track and field. Generally, the numbers are collected for the prior four school years, however, the pandemic membership numbers have not been required for 2020-21, 2021-22, and thus the board previously was told that 2019-20 and 2022-23 numbers will serve as the determining factor with the latter being counted twice. Football classes are projected to be created by the board’s Nov. 16 meeting with schools being approached with options in football to play up if so desired by the school. It is planned for the process to be completed with district alignments for the 2023 season at the January or February meeting.

COVID guidelines for 2022-23 were shared and all guidance and expectations will be under local control for the 2022-23 competition year.

The Board approved minutes from May and June meetings; an extension of Commissioner Julian Tackett’s contract through the 2025-26 school year also to include General Council Chad Collins’s contract for the same time frame; new member candidacy for Cornerstone Christian (Shelbyville); renewal of membership contracts for the members of the Association for the current year; the Commissioner to sign an extension of State Golf Final Rounds hosting agreement at the Bowling Green Country Club through 2029 as well as negotiate a sponsorship extension with title sponsor Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac, and tentative working budget and budget status reports.

Other topics discussed:
     First reading of a policy calling for an expansion of officials licensing for ages 14-17-year-olds for non-high school contests with direction for the presentation of final policy reading at a future meeting.
     Senate and House Bills passed into law and superseding various KHSAA Bylaws, including 2021 HB 563.
     Title IX compliance reports for 2021-22
     Prime date requirement reports
     Bylaw 9 and the fact that opportunities for female fall recruiting participation being limited due to recent NCAA changes
     Student Leadership member recognition and recent NFHS Student Leadership Summit attendance
     Regional meetings with member school principals and athletic directors during August
     Resumption of Title IX education meetings and visits
     Hall of Fame screening committee being set for Sept. 13
     Bowling alignment initial discussion including revised facility lists
     Tiebreaking policy considerations for seeding and non-seeding districts
     Alignment request from Jenkins High School with further action not later than January
     Early discussions of possible adjustments and refinements to the state swim meet to address issues including capacity.


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 284 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses, and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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