Lawsuit Filed Against KHSAA Rule

by scrosby on July 21, 2009

The man who successfully argued a case against the Jefferson County School District’s student assignment plan before the U.S. Supreme Court filed a lawsuit today against the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  The suit’s plaintiff is a student at Presentation Academy.

Attorney Ted Gordon filed the lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court. It claims a newly-implemented KHSAA rule is “unfair, discriminatory, arbitrary and capricious”.

The rule is aimed at preventing non-public schools from recruiting athletes from public schools by offering to pay part of the tuition to the private school.

The plaintiff attends Presentation Academy, and has received over 25-percent of her tuition in financial aid due to high academic achievement. But because of that, under the new rule, she isn’t allowed to participate in track or volleyball.

The suit seeks to have the rule overturned, and the student allowed to participate in high school sports.

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