Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

May 20, 2014

State House passes school sports oversight measure

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has passed legislation supporters say will bring more accountability and transparency to an organization that oversees thousands of high school athletes and participants in other extracurricular activities.

The House voted 59-30 for the Senate-passed bill and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.

The bill by Rep. Bobby Cleveland of Norman targets the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association, which oversees extracurricular activities for public schools for grades seven through 12. The bill says no school can join an athletic association unless it complies with the Open Records and Open Meeting laws. The bill also requires the organization to receive a public performance audit.

The OSSAA has been the subject of numerous complaints lodged by coaches and parents.

1
Text Only
High School Sports
Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Stocks