Lawmakers to Scrutinize MO High School Sports

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Tuesday, April 24 2007 Apr 24, 2007 Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:58:04 PM CDT April 24, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - A special committee of state lawmakers will examine the regulation of high school sports. Formation of the House panel is a response to numerous complaints about the Missouri State High School Athletics Association. The committee will convene this summer after the regular legislative session concludes. Lawmakers cite growing public concern about the association's investigative rulings in eligibility and student transfer cases. A House bill calls for the state education department to oversee all extracurricular programs in Missouri public schools. A member of the ten-person board says the organization is run by its membership, asserting that there's a "misunderstanding" among some lawmakers. But the bill's sponsor cites years of "horror stories by parents whose kids were abused by the association.

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