Task force to consider middle-school sports regulation

A task force made up of legislators, educators and athletic officials will examine what guidelines should be in place for sports at the middle school level, which are not regulated in Kentucky.

The task force was created by the 2012 General Assembly to “discuss ‘best practice’ guidelines for middle school sports and to take into consideration non-profit organizations that oversee some individual teams,” reports Valarie Honeycutt Spears for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

“It remains to be seen” what the task force could recommend, Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, told Spears. But Damron, who sponsored the resolution creating the task force, said “in the long run that’s probably a good direction to have one entity standing for middle school athletics.”

The Legislative Research Commission will name task force members by Aug. 1. Recommendations to legislative committees are expected by Dec. 7. (Read more)

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