(WBIR – MURFREESBORO) The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) rejected a proposal Thursday that would have required all public high school sports to play Division I and private school sports to play Division II.
The TSSAA legislative council voted down the proposal to split public and private high school sports 5-4.
The council had 16 months to make this decision. To avoid the split, the council suggested fixing issues within the original bylaws.
(VIDEO: Tom Kreager of the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro talks about the vote)
Issues addressed included student employment, family employment, tuition reduction for family members and recruiting issues.
The council plans to meet in mid-September to revisit those concerns.