Thursday, July 16, 2009

FHSAA takes it back

The cuts to the number of interscholastic competitions, passed by the Florida High School Athletic Association in April, were rescinded yesterday in an emergency meeting, as expected.
There will still be a hearing tomorrow to consider the injunction brought by Florida Parents for Athletic Equity against FHSAA, which would prevent the latter group from going through with the cuts at a later date. FHSAA also has a motion to dismiss FPAE's lawsuit.
Even though FHSAA itself will not be able to govern the schedules, individual schools or districts can, in their own attempt to cut costs, reduce competitive schedules. Of course, anyone who does will also be bound by Title IX regulations, and it's likely that everyone involved in high school athletics in Florida is on alert about the concept of equitable cuts.