Ohio schools' vote draws mixed reaction

Change is coming.

Member schools in the Ohio High School Athletic Association approved a Competitive Balance Proposal, the OHSAA announced Friday, one which will alter the format under which schools compete in postseason tournaments.

One of 14 items up for vote this spring, the Competitive Balance Proposal was a result of a perceived unfair advantage non-public school teams had over public school teams because of the nature of how the two different types of schools enroll students.

Votes had to be received by the OHSAA no later than 4 p.m. Thursday. Member schools’ high school principals are who actually submit the vote.

In the current system, schools’ enrollment totals were used to separate teams into divisions for tournament play. The plan approved Friday includes a formula which multiplies student-athletes’ share of the school’s total enrollment based on their current residency and enrollment history with their current school system.

For the full story, see the Monday, May 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.