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Senators Now Aim To Control Prep Sports Group, Not Remove It

Senate Republicans have shelved a proposal to end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s oversight of interscholastic sports. They replaced it Thursday with one requiring constraints upon the group’s finances and transparency in decision-making activities. The legislation that cleared a Senate committee would essentially direct the State Board of Education to enter a written agreement with the nonprofit association by Oct. 15 on how to administer athletics. The measure demands several items be in that agreement. The association also would now be subject to public records and open meetings laws. Association leaders and allies still oppose the measure, calling it too prescriptive.