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"Competitive balance" for school sports up for vote again
Plan to try to diminish the advantage private schools have in sports is up for a fourth vote in as many years
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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About 17 percent of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s 800-plus members are private schools, and they have won more than 40 percent of the state titles in recent years.

A so-called ‘competitive balance’ plan that’s been voted down three years in a row would account for the ability of private schools to draw athletes and other students from a broader area than most public high schools can. If schools draw too many students from outside their area, they would be forced to compete against bigger schools.

School principals have until May 15 to return their ballots to the OHSAA. The last three referendums failed by narrow margins. Last year's failed by 19 votes, and nearly 200 ballots were either not cast or arrived late. So this year, the athletic association has added a referendum that would fine any school that fails to return a ballot by the deadline, whether it votes or not. If passed, the changes would begin next year. 

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