Proposals to split the state’s schools into “select” and “nonselect” divisions for playoff purposes highlight the LHSAA’s annual convention, which began today in Baton Rouge.
Select schools would be defined as any school that has a selective admission process, mainly private and magnet schools but also including charter and dual-curriculum schools.
Nonselect schools would be those that have distinct attendance zones.
All six Bossier Parish schools would be considered nonselect schools.
Under one proposal, the select schools would be divided into two divisions and the nonselect schools would be put into the usual classes from 5A to 1A for the football playoffs only.
Regular season competition would not be affected. This would go into effect this season.
Under the second proposal, schools would be divided into separate playoff divisions for all major team sports beginning in 2014-15.
Proposals to divide the LHSAA into public and private school divisions have been put forth twice before and failed both times.