Ken Santema notices that the Government Operations and Audit Committee is meeting Tuesday in Pierre. 2014’s most baloneyful committee quietly takes up, among other things, the most recent audit of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
Wait a minute: didn’t the Legislature decide to convene a special interim committee on that topic? Must GOAC pile on as well?
Mr. Santema reminds us that our legislators can’t pass up a chance to bully the SDHSAA because of their decent, respectful, and properly balanced transgender participation policy. Yet Santema takes his own poke at the activities association (which is holding State Girls Golf, State B Boys Golf, and State Boys Tennis this week) for allegedly ruling high school activities with too iron a fist:
Personally I think the legislature should give up on the one issue, and listen to the many athletic directors in school districts around the state that believe the SDHSAA has gotten too powerful. Instead of focusing on a single issue, focus on bring the organization back to working for the schools [Ken Santema, “GOAC Meeting in Pierre on Tues May 19,” SoDakLiberty, 2015.05.17].
I’m curious to hear the ways in which athletic directors feel the SDHSAA exercises too much power. I am also curious to hear why my conservative Libertarian neighbor in the blogosphere thinks the Legislature can aptly replace the SDHSAA in exercising that power.