Robby Donoho

About Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at robbydonoho@wcbi.com.

MHSAA Proposal Could Vote Private Schools Out

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI/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.

Two schools from the WCBI viewing area, French Camp Academy and Tupelo Christian Prep, would be affected if this proposal passes in February.

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