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What exactly is the Triennial Survey?

May 17, 2018 Working General

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Per the Board of Control adopted policy (https://goo.gl/54F38G ), the Board surveys the member schools every three years to determine interest in sports and sport-activities.

The Board is strong in its feeling that while the Board must decide many issues for the schools, membership desires are extremely critical in this area.

The following are key provisions of the policy:

  • The KHSAA shall survey its membership every three (3) years to measure desire for a new offering or elimination of an existing offering.
  • The KHSAA Limitation of Seasons shall not address a specific sport or sport-activity unless and until it meets the desired participation threshold to allow for the maximum opportunity to expose the sport to growth.
  • Unless otherwise approved by the Board of Control to address specific previously underrepresented populations, in order for the KHSAA to begin discussions concerning the possible sponsoring of a state championship in a new sport or sport-activity, there shall be at least fifty (50) member schools desiring to participate by showing a favorable response on the interest survey and the sport having currently participating schools in at least three basketball regions.
  • One of the key components for consideration is the presence of an already existing organized championship sponsored by another group.
  • The presence of this amount of schools does not, in and of itself, guarantee the addition of championship play in that sport or sport-activity.
  • The Commissioner shall designate contact staff for any sport or sport-activity that has a demonstrated interest of thirty (30) schools but less than fifty (50) school as such sport or sport-activity shall be considered an emerging sport or sport-activity.
  • The Board of Control must review all factors surrounding the possible addition including a fiscal analysis and the possible impact of the addition on member school compliance with Title IX.
  • In order for the KHSAA to continue a playoff system for a sport or sport-activity, and unless there is otherwise prevailing action by the Board of Control to address specific previously underrepresented populations, there shall be at least twenty- five (25) member schools desiring to participate by showing a favorable response on the interest survey and the sport having participating schools in at least three basketball regions.
  • The presence of this amount of schools does not in and of itself guarantee the continuation of championship play in that sport or sport-activity.
  • The Board of Control must review all factors surrounding the possible addition including a fiscal analysis and the possible impact of the addition on member school compliance with Title IX.
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