Maintaining state's athletic priorities



Recently, a newspaper article was written about a change in the by-laws of the Indiana High School Athletic Association that speaks directly to attempted undue influence exerted upon students below the level of Grade 9 and their parents.

While I appreciate the attention this initial coverage has brought to this topic, its flavor is tainted with inaccuracies that need to be addressed.

For more than 109 years, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has provided structure and context for high schools in our state to conduct interscholastic athletic competitions. In the second Article of Incorporation, language is provided that supports the proper priority that education-based athletics in our state should have.

In part, the Article reads as follows:

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