Ravell Call, Deseret News
I admit to following, with cynical fascination, the drama of East High's emotional roller coaster ride as chauffeured by UHSAA. I am still not sure if one or more members of the football team were ineligible.
TV accounts seemed to indicate the problem was "paper work" and not actual academic or residency issues, while the Deseret News article was emphatic that ineligibility was the issue.
I do have one serious issue that I wish to raise: If East and Timpview High Schools are public schools funded with public monies, where does UHSAA get off taking money appropriated and budgeted for the education of students as a fine? What programs will now be short changed $6,000 (East), and $1,500 (Timpview)?
Schools can live with penalties of membership in organizations, such as limitations of membership privileges, but to confiscate public funds budgeted for this school year as a punishment appears to me to be inappropriate and out of line. As an afterthought, what will UHSAA do with the extra $7,500 it now has?
Salt Lake City
- Why one Mormon man left Hollywood to be a...
- My view: Non-discrimination laws have a problem
- President should not act without...
- In our opinion: No more 'Government Motors'
- Richard Davis: Mandela's greatest achievement...
- Doug Robinson: We are in the midst of an era...
- Matthew Sanders: Nelson Mandela's goodness...
- Letter: American billionaires
- In our opinion: Don't raise the minimum... 65
- My view: Fix Obamacare, don't replace it 61
- Robert Bennett: Create wealth before... 43
- Andrew Morriss: No, Congress should not... 39
- Can Mandela's legacy revive the GOP? 30
- In our opinion: No more 'Government... 29
- President should not act without... 26
- My view: Non-discrimination laws have a... 25