Private school proposal shot down by CHSAA legislative council

AURORA — The public-private debate surrounding high school sports in Colorado isn’t going anywhere. Instead, after a meeting Thursday, the state’s membership remains as divided as ever.

A proposal seeking to install a promotion system for successful private school programs was narrowly shot down at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council meeting.

The proposal would have applied to any school that can selectively pick its enrollment, and sought to measure success over a four-year period with a points system. Private schools would have gathered points for success such as a state championship (10 points), a semifinal appearance (six points) and so on. If a school went over a 32-point threshold, it would be forced to move up a classification for at least one two-year cycle.

The bylaw, requiring a simple majority, was voted down 34-33 after a handful of private school administrators spoke out against it.

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