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KSHSAA Handbook Rule 22 Article 3
Art. 3: A student becomes a member of a school’s athletic squad, scholars bowl or debate team when he or she first participates in a practice session. A student ceases to be a squad member after his or her last contest for the school’s athletic squad, scholars bowl or debate team or when the membership on a squad is terminated.

KSHSAA Rule 22 Article 3, contains wording that allows any debate student of any grade level to participate as an independent debater after the KSHSAA State Debate Tournament until the first day of debate practice the following school year. No school resources may be used and the coach may not coach in any way his/her own students if they debate as independents.

This is the current KSHSAA ruling and is how it will be addressed to member schools from this day forward until the rule is changed or modified. If you have strong feelings about this ruling, please notify a KSCA Advisory Committee Member.

Summer Debate Camp/Clinic Rules
Debate coaches may work with students all summer on a voluntary basis. Coaches may NOT make summer camp a requirement of students.

Coaches may host a 1 week camp in the summer for their own students. However, the school can’t pay a fee for any camp, or finance any camp (1 week host camp may be held in the school library or similar area). *Transportation: School districts may permit school owned transportation to be used to transport students to debate summer camps, clinics, workouts or scrimmages with other schools. KSHSAA catastrophic insurance does not cover these summer activities. Individual school districts will decide whether to permit school owned transportation to be used for these activities.

By interpretation, concerning debate summer camp rule, debate season doesn’t start until the first competition date. Thus invitational debate clinics/camps may be held up to September 15, 2017. If a school authorizes a field trip to a clinic, they may fund and provide school bus transportation. (Field trip means all students attending must be enrolled in an academic debate class). This type of trip could only be during the school calendar year.

Debate (2017-18 School Year)
IMPORTANT - If your school plans on participating in Debate in Fall 2017, the head coach must ask their Athletic Directors to enter your school. Remember, the old Debate participation card is now a part of the ADM-1 (administrator form) and is due August 17, 2017.

Click for 2017-18 Debate Rule Changes and "Points of Emphasis"

 

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Current 4-Speaker Champions Current 2-Speaker Champions

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

Topeka-Washburn Rural

OP-Blue Valley Southwest

Shawnee Mission Bishop Miege

Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic

6A

5A

4A

3-2-1A

Shawnee Mission Northwest

OP-Blue Valley Southwest

Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege

Lawrence-Bishop Seabury Acad.


[Previous State Champions]


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