OSSAA DEBATE- OSSAA board to consider public-private proposals

OSSAA board to consider public-private proposals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Non-public high schools in Oklahoma could
be moved to higher classifications for athletic competition if the
Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors
approves proposals to do so.
The OSSAA board meets today to consider six proposals that came
from a 17-person committee that examined perceived inequitites
between public schools and private and other non-public schools.
Among the proposals is for magnet, American Indian and charter
schools to have their average daily membership, or ADM, multiplied
by 1.15 to determine classification. Most private schools would be
subject to a 1.3 multiplier.
If the board approves the proposals, the ideas would be sent to
a vote of the OSSAA membership.
Private schools make up about 4 percent of the OSSAA's
membership of 484 schools.

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