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Notice of hearing on proposed changes to KSHSAA rule

Posted: Jul 26, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

The State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at 9:20 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the board room in Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson St. Suite 102, Topeka, Kansas, to consider proposed changes to the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s (KSHSAA) Rule 5 – classification of senior high schools.

The purpose of the proposed rule change is to apply an enrollment multiplier factor when determining classification numbers of private schools. Factors for determining the multiplier include school location, socio-economic status, and championship factor. A copy of the proposed rule change may be obtained by contacting the Secretary to the Kansas State Board of Education at the address above prior to the date of the hearing or by emailing bhughes@ksde.org.

All interested persons will be given a reasonable opportunity at the hearing to present their views or arguments, either orally or in writing, in regard to the proposed rule. The hearing shall be conducted in compliance with the public hearing procedures of the State Board of Education.

All interested parties wishing to give oral testimony during the hearing must register with the Secretary of the Kansas State Board of Education by email to bhughes@ksde.org or by letter to the address given above. Registrations must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5. When requesting to speak, please include the following information:

1. Speaker’s name
2. Organization represented, if any
3. Identify whether the testimony is as a Proponent, Opponent, or Neutral regarding the proposed rule change

Those who wish to submit written testimony may do so by mailing to the address or email address given above. All written testimony must be received no alter than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing, and may request the proposed regulation and economic impact statements in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Wendy Fritz at (785) 296-5363 (or TDD 785-296-8172) or by e-mail to wfritz@ksde.org. The north entrance to the Landon State Office Building is accessible. Handicapped parking is located at the south end of the Landon State Office Building, across the street from the north entrance to the building, and on Ninth Street, just around the corner from the north entrance to the building.

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