Cap on merit aid for high school athletes upheld

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a
ruling in Kentucky allowing a limit on merit-based scholarships for
high school athletes at private schools.
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the cap in a
rejection of the claims of parents of four Louisville private
school students who sued in 2009 over the issue. The parents want
the case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Teddy Gordon, their
attorney, told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/tTDHPa ).
The parents argued the rules force students to choose between
participating in sports and getting tuition assistance they would
otherwise be entitled to. The schools did not sue.
The appeals court ruling, issued Dec. 21, said the claims lacked
merit.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian
Tackett said he was pleased with the ruling.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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