Staff Writer

DAVID — A recently canceled basketball game between The David School and Allen Central High School has been reviewed by the David School Board of Directors and the decision to cancel the game has been declared invalid.

Previously, the players on David’s basketball team voted to not participate in a Jan. 19 game at Eastern, based on Allen Central’s use of the Confederate flag and alleged taunting towards the David School’s only African American player.

According to a press release from The David School Board of Directors, the decision to cancel the basketball game with Allen Central was made without the consent of the appropriate school administrators. Upon this discovery, directors declared the decision to cancel the game as invalid and the basketball schedule stands. The board said all decisions that affect the activities of the school need to be made within the legitimate lines of authority of the school.

The Board of Directors said administrators with the school will take the necessary steps to ensure respect at any games in which its players participate.

The Floyd County Board of Education is expected to discuss the use of the Confederate flag at Allen Central at its regular meeting later this month.

According to directors for The David School, the school supports all dialogue between the Board of Education and the Allen Central Administration

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