Bishop Miege, other JoCo private schools would move up a class in sports with new ‘multiplier’ rule

Bishop Miege would move up from 4A to 5A under 'multiplier' rule change.

A pending Kansas State High School Activities Association classification multiplier could mean Johnson County private schools like Bishop Miege face more challenging competitors. Above, Bishop Miege football. Photo credit Eva Dominguez

A proposed rule change to how Kansas high schools are classified for sports competitions could have a big impact on some Johnson County private schools that have had a lot of recent on-field success, including one of the state’s winningest athletic programs, Bishop Miege.

Driving the news: The Kansas State Board of Education earlier this month voted 6-4 to send the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s proposed class “multiplier” rule to the state legislature, which will have the final say on whether to enact it.