Law & Policy: Rules & Regulations
Texting Scandal: Panel to Monitor Coatesville Schools
by Michaelle Bond; Inquirer Staff Writer March 2014
The state's civil rights commission will be monitoring the Coatesville Area School District to make sure it keeps its promises to be more transparent and equitable in the wake of the texting scandal that showed the district needs help being both, the commission said in a report Monday.
High School Gives Coach 'Second Chance' After DUI
by Jesse Smithey March 2014
Sweetwater High School reinstated Craig Moser as football coach last week. Rex Rhodes, the school’s athletic director, confirmed the decision to the News Sentinel by phone Thursday. Moser missed the 2013 season after he stepped down in late July following a July 26 arrest for driving under the influence.
Fallout Expansive in Grady HS Football Eligibility Fraud
by Mark Niesse; Staff March 2014
The use of ineligible players on Grady High School's football team has resulted in several school employee resignations, suspensions and reassignments, Atlanta Public Schools said Friday. No employees were fired.
Planet Fitness Clarifies Corporate Policy on Head Scarves
by Scott Sandlin, Journal Staff Report March 2014
The corporate office of Planet Fitness in New York issued a statement Thursday saying that while it cannot comment on pending ligation regarding one of its franchise gyms, the company policy accommodates head coverings worn for religious purposes.
Georgia Swim Coach's Suspension Carries into NCAAs
by Chip Towers; Staff March 2014
The Georgia women's swimming and diving team is one of the favorites to win the title at the NCAA championships in Minneapolis, which started Thursday. But Jack Bauerle, the Hall of Fame coach who has led the Bulldogs to their previous five titles, won't be there. Again.
Compliance Lagged, But Little League Suspension Lifted
by SCOTT MARTINDALE AND TONY SAAVEDRA March 2014
Hundreds of Little League players were back swinging their bats and fielding fly balls Monday after a four-day suspension that shocked and infuriated parents, but that a district official said was the result of weeks of noncompliance with national rules.
Legislation Would Establish Fees for Staging Road Events
by MATT MURPHY, Daily Mail STAFF March 2014
The proposed fees would charge races $500 for use of an established race course by the city.
Discrimination at Heart of Female Wrestling Lawsuit
by Attorney John T. Wolohan March 2014
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states "No state shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The Equal Protection Clause, however, does not require that all people be treated equally. In some cases, if the government can show a good reason to treat one group of people differently, the courts will allow such discrimination. It is therefore up to the courts to determine whether the government has a legally justifiable reason to treat one group differently from another group.
HS Football Program Defended Amid Harassment Claim
by Rachel McGrath March 2014
The president of the Westlake High School football boosters club and members of the school’s PTA executive board are leading the charge against claims that football players receive preferential treatment and sexual harassment is common on campus.
Prosecutor: More Top PSU Officials Knew About Sandusky
by Allison Steele; Inquirer Staff Writer March 2014
Seven months before Jerry Sandusky's arrest, investigators believed they were on the verge of a bigger bombshell: that top officials at Pennsylvania State University had for years protected a serial sex abuser who assaulted young boys on campus. In a closed-door meeting, Deputy Attorney General Frank G. Fina asked a judge to let them get years of e-mails from officials, including coach Joe Paterno and President Graham B. Spanier.