With an issue as important as the proposed amendment to the North Carolina High School Association by-laws that would eliminate non-boarding parochial private schools from competition, every school should let their voices be heard with a vote.
It is almost a certainty that not every principal will cast a ballot in this week’s important vote, but why not?
And furthermore should it be a requirement that with any vote that affects the by-laws of the association, all schools be required to submit a vote or face a potential fine?
Since it was reported this week that the Rowan County high schools had submitted a request to the NCHSAA asking for private schools to be removed, it has sparked debate and at times pointed jabs and statements from parties on both sides.
Proponents of the change all state that they want to see the private schools removed and that for years they’ve competed against these schools who have had an unfair advantage in being able to enroll kids from near and far without the restrictions of a set boundary.
However the private schools feel that the rules and standards set are fair and that they’ve always played within the limits of them.
Many schools and systems have been outspoken and very blunt in their opinions regarding this topic. Several coaches have broken silence and voiced their thoughts in the media while other coaches and systems have remained quiet.
But regardless of what their thoughts are, they should all cast a ballot and let the schools and administrators know their stance. With a proposal as significant as this, the worst thing a principal can do is remain quiet.
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