No. That's not how it works. No one thought to ask the Catholic schools how they operate and take that into account. Each non-public high school is assigned to an attendance zone that corresponds to the closest public high school. A school can also notify OHSAA that it primarily serves kids from a different attendance zone.Isn't that the way it works now though? I may not understand the CB completely. I thought that a parochial school could designate their area, and then anyone outside of it is counted with the multiplier.
Here's the official list:
Some attendance zones may have more than feeder school assigned to them. Kids who attended (doesn't matter where they live) non-public schools that are part of the same system as the high school that are located in the high school's attendance zone are Tier 0. Kids who attended non-public schools outside their attendance zone but still part of the same system as the high school are Tier 1. Everyone else is Tier 2. Here's a diagram:
You'll see a little note at the bottom of that: There is an exception for the schools within the Diocese of Columbus. This is new. I've never seen that before. I do see that Bob Goldring updated the document on 06/21/2019. But I don't know what it means or how it applies. What I do know is that the Diocese has its own attendance boundaries based on where kids live. My guess is that a successful case was made that we're not getting kids from all counties in the diocese with families being able to pick any high school they want. As long as Fairfield/Licking/Pickaway kids going to Hartley count as Tier 1 and kids who get approved "waivers" from principals to attend a high school outside their designated zone (and these exceptions are very rare) also count as Tier 1, that seems perfectly fair to me and a good adjustment to the system.