Bill Seeks Separate Public, Private Playoffs for PIAA

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Pennsylvania Rep. Aaron Bernstine scheduled a news conference for today to discuss a bill that would force the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association to hold separate postseason tournaments for public and parochial/private high schools.

Bernstine told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he believes the bill has a good chance at eventually being signed by Gov. Tom Wolf and that the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, which represents all Catholic dioceses in the state, is on board with the legislation.

“We have a great piece of legislation that has been agreed to by the Catholic Conference as well as public schools,” Bernstine said. “I would say this is something that people have tried to address for the last 40-plus years.

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