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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — WPIAL officials recently sent out a brief survey to the group’s 138 schools, asking if public and private schools should play in separate playoff tournaments.

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The majority of schools that responded are in favor of the idea.

A total of 108 WPIAL schools responded to the survey, and 86 percent, or 93 schools, said they would favor separating boundary and non-boundary schools in the playoffs.

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Boundary schools are public schools, while non-boundary schools include private, Catholic, and charter schools.

The WPIAL conducted the survey after a request from the New Castle School District.

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The survey results were sent to the PIAA board of directors. The group will discuss the topic at its May meeting.