• Texas HS Football Players Suspended After Decking Ref

    by The Colorado Springs Gazette September 2015

    A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team after one of them ran into the back of a referee watching a play and the other dove into the official, the district's athletic director said Sunday.

  • Board of Education Sued Over Mascot Rebrand

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    A man is suing the Vestavia Hills, (Ala.) Board of Education over its decision to rebrand the “Rebel” mascot at Vestavia Hills high school.

  • HS Coaches Divided on Culture Created by Transfers

    by Jesse Dougherty; Inquirer Staff Writer September 2015

    On one side is the belief that the abundance of high school transferring promotes the wrong values. On the other is the belief that teenagers shouldn't be bound to any situation, athletic or educational, that doesn't have them in line for future success.

  • Editorial: School's Code of Conduct Policy Poorly Planned

    by Valley News (White River Junction, Vermont) September 2015

    After Hartford School Board member Paula Nulty lodged and pursued a parental complaint against the high school's boys varsity basketball coach earlier this year, her colleagues deemed the matter of sufficient importance to warrant a new policy governing the conduct of coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the district's athletic events.

  • Use of Football Field for Mass Baptism Under Investigation

    by Andrew Blake September 2015

    An apparent mass baptism that unfolded on the football field of a public high school in Georgia is now under investigation, the local school district says. Carroll County Schools said Tuesday that it's determining if any state or federal laws were violated when more than a dozen athletes on the Villa Rica High School football team were reportedly baptized on camera before a recent practice.

  • TSSAA Approves Financial-Assistance Program, Other Proposals

    by Tom Kreager; Daily News Journal September 2015

    Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association Executive Director Bernard Childress called it closing a loophole Tuesday. Private school administrators called it creating confusion as to where they fit in the high school athletic association. The loophole? While private schools providing need-based financial aid had been sent to compete in Division II, those that provided aid to immediate family members of athletes as well as work study had been allowed to remain in a division competing with public schools.

  • School District Working on Fixes to Athlete Transfer Policy

    by Nick Williams Tribune staff September 2015

    Three years after implementing a policy to deter students from transferring for athletic purposes, the Hillsborough County School District is still straightening out problems with the rule.

  • Melting Fields to Be Replaced at Five L.A. Schools

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Five high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are being forced to replace all-weather sports fields due to defective materials.

  • MRSA Remains Back-to-School Risk for Athletes

    by Jayne O'Donnell, Laura Ungar September 2015

    A private Washington school attended for decades by political luminaries and their children is standing out this month for another reason. St. Alban's is one of the latest schools to to be hit by MRSA infections, which are most commonly thought of as affecting elderly hospital patients.

  • TSSAA Vote Likely to Send Private Schools to D-II

    by Stephen Hargis September 2015

    In what will be viewed as another landmark decision in the decades-old public-private school debate in Tenessee, the TSSAA passed a ruling Tuesday that likely will lead most private schools currently competing in Division I to move soon to Division II.