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Proposal Given to IHSA Would Allow Games In Event of Teachers Strikes
(IRN) -- The Illinois High School Association is considering a proposal that would allow student-athletes to play in games and practices in the event of a teachers' strike.

Currently, under an IHSA bylaw, if teachers are on strike, the games cannot go on. Ron Conner, principal of Clinton High School, wants to change that, giving local school boards the option of letting kids play during a work stoppage.

"The key is not to punish the kids, but let adults deal with their issues one-on-one and do it on the local level, so yeah I have a deep, deep passion on this, and I am really gonna lobby to get this rule out of the IHSA, and let the local board, and local teachers union deal with this directly," he said.

Conner's bylaw amendment has been submitted to the IHSA and could be voted on by member schools later this school year.

(Illinois Radio Network)
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