Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Under pressure, FHSAA calls emergency meeting

Realizing what many before them have not, the Florida High School Athletic Association has decided that doling out legal fees might run counter to efforts to save money--exactly what their plan to reduce the number of athletic contests was supposed to do. After failed talks between FHSAA and the Florida Parents for Athletic Equity and the latter's subsequent filing of a lawsuit and injunction to prevent the inequitable cutting of contests, FHSAA has decided to try to deal with the matter. The board will meet July 15 to discuss the situation. They should be hoping the judge grants the injunction that would prevent the cuts from being enacted this fall. That would at least buy them some time to come up with an equitable solution and work with FPAE--for real this time.