The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced last week after its spring board meeting that it will make a one-time payment of $1,000 to each member school for the 2010-11 academic year to assist schools in these challenging economic times.
It also voted that for the next four years, 25 percent of the dollar surcharge on tickets designed to go to the NCHSAA Endowment will be directed to the member schools.
Other items included:
All fall sports will now be able to begin practice July 30 for 2011.
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Background checks will now be made by the NCHSAA on all those who register to officiate in the program.
Live streaming of regular season games, including football and basketball, was approved .