Michigan Grapples With Shortage of HS Officials

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Michigan, along with the rest of the country, was already facing a shortage of high school sports officials before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the last 11 months could exacerbate the problem.

“In a typical year we have about 200 officials. This year we’re down to about 150. So we’ve lost about 25 percent of the officials,” Rob Stanaway, vice president of the Capital Area Official Association in mid-Michigan, told the Lansing NBC affiliate.  

And the problem could get worse.

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