AAA board against proposal targeting private schools

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The board of the Arkansas Activities Association recommended Tuesday that member schools reject a proposal that would order private schools to compete for separate championships.

Lance Taylor, the AAA's executive director, said the board voted 16-3 to attach a do-not-pass recommendation to that proposal. The board's vote is largely symbolic. The AAA's full governing body will vote on the proposal in August.

The proposal, supported by the Berryville and Harrison school districts, would separate private schools for postseason play. Private schools would still play public schools during the regular season.

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