Friday, June 22, 2007

PA proposes mandatory reporting

The Pennsylvania state legislature has introduced a bill that would require secondary schools (both middle and high schools) in that state to report their athletic department expenditures and rosters. Not too long ago the state asked nicely for this data but few school districts replied.

The reporting is similar to that done by colleges and universities. As we wrote about some time ago, two different congresswomen (Senator Snowe and Representative Slaughter) proposed two similar federal bills that would require secondary schools to report such data.

The PA bill is, obviously, a state initiative and one that the state would fund to the extent that it is offering to foot the $250,000 bill for the software required for reporting. Several other states, California, Georgia, Florida, and Washington, already have such legislation.

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