High School Sports Spilt To Be Discussed At LHSAA Meeting

Jan 29, 2020

High school principals gather in Baton Rouge today for the annual LHSAA convention and once again the main topic is the public-private school split that’s been in place since the 2013 football playoffs. LHSAA Director Eddie Boninie says on Friday principals can vote to end the split

Bonnine says, "There are three differnet proposals that would address that in regards to bringing everybody back together."

The split was created because public schools believe private schools have certain advantages that allow them to put better teams on the field or court. Bonine says the proposals that seek to bring the two sides back together put a multiplier on a select’s school enrollment, which would place them in a higher classification

Bonine says they are also cleaning up the association’s rule book, taking out exemptions that benefit certain groups of schools. If the vote fails on the proposals to bring public and private schools back together, then the split could get wider.

The split has widen over the years. It first affected the football playoffs, then basketball, baseball and softball. And last December three select school football title games were held at seperate venues.