MHSAA Could Vote Private Schools Out

MHSAA Could Vote Private Schools Out (Image 1)
MHSAA Could Vote Private Schools Out (Image 1)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Leaders of the Mississippi High School Activities Association will vote Thursday on forcing out the association’s 13 private schools.
 
A high school principal from northeast Mississippi made the proposal, saying private schools have an unfair advantage in recruiting students.
 
Private school members of the association say they follow its rules, which assign them a 20-mile radius as their home district, and force students from outside that zone to sit out a year.
 
If approved, the association’s Legislative Council would have to vote again in February for the ban to become final.
 
The association sponsors 16 sports, plus competitions for debate, music, drama and speech. It includes 265 high schools and about 350 middle schools.
 
Most private schools in Mississippi are members of the separate Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s