BATON ROUGE — A meeting Wednesday expected to bring closure to the controversial January decision to split the Louisiana High School Athletic Association into two playoff brackets between select and non-select schools in the fall ended without any clarity and merely another delay.
The LHSAA’s Executive Committee elected to defer its controversial Proposition 18 plan to the School Relations Committee so that it may be studied more thoroughly.
“Proposal 18 is still on the table to be processed,” said Boyer, who is on the school relations committee. “But the executive committee deferred it to the school relations committee for us to study. I’m assuming they are going to send us all of the surveys they received, so basically they want us to study it so the plan can be fixed.”
The school relations committee will report its findings to the executive committee at the next meeting scheduled the first week of June.
Despite the deferment to the school relations committee, Boyer admits he’s not sure whether the delay in decision will turn out to be a positive or a negative.
“As it turns out and as was stated in January by several people including myself, is that they voted on something without having studied it,” Boyer said. “It is hard to determine if this is a good thing or bad thing that we continue to have delay after delay. I’m a little surprised that they have deferred to the school relations committee to be studied. I’m also a little surprised that a third party law firm couldn’t come up with a yea or nay as to whether or not the proposal was unconstitutional. They said it was inconclusive, so we’ll see what happens.”
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