Lawmakers to Study Activity Group Structure

Sep 9, 2013

The OSSAA oversees all aspects of secondary school activities from athletics, speech tournaments to band.
Credit OSSAA

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — State legislators will examine the structure of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association after constituents raised questions about how the group overseeing high school activities is run.

Rep. Bobby Cleveland didn't have the OSSAA on his radar when he took office but that people wanted information about its activities and appeals process.

Cleveland says he believes the association has the right model for high school activities but that a look is needed because many OSSAA members receive substantial tax dollars from the state.

State Rep. Gus Blackwell scheduled meetings of the Oklahoma House Admin Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer Committee for Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 3. Blackwell said the group will consider whether more transparency is needed.